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Family Autism Night
June 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 23 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to enjoy The City in a sensory-friendly environment, along with other families. Our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Watch a video tour of our museum here.
Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the public.
Art Studio Sessions (5 PM – 6:45 PM) > We’ll focus on earthly things during this month when we celebrate Pretend City’s Ecology Week.
- Soil Sensations > We’ll fill the sensory bin with soil and shovels and other scoopers for a rich sensory experience.
- Sea Art > Discover underwater life with an ocean activity using colored pencils.
- Watercolors > We’ll decorate cloth with watercolors so be prepared to bring your creative minds to the Art Studio.
The Grown-Up Tip: Work as a family to start composting together! Go through the house and find items that can be used to compost. Start adding items to a bin and take note as it changes and how it will help our Earth. This is a fantastic opportunity for open-ended learning experiences!
Fee: FREE to behavioral therapists and children on the spectrum or with other disabilities and their immediate families
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a reoccurring predicament that we need your help with! Consistently, 200 guests register, but don’t attend. To mitigate this, we’ve decided to open registration closer to the event’s date so parents can better gauge their ability to attend. We know that a child’s temperament, nap schedule, energy level, will and desire to play can be unpredictable – we don’t want to discourage you from signing up for that reason! We simply want to spread awareness: When you sign up knowing that you likely won’t come, you are taking the spot another neurodiverse family might use! Thank you for your consideration and kindness!
RSVP: CLICK HERE Link to be provided max: 250 guests* Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.