July 2017
  • Friendly Hours

    Jul 21, 2017 8:00am — 5:00pm

    July 21st – 6pm-8pm Friendly Hours allow families of children with special needs to experience the Children’s Museum at a time when there are fewer visitors. By limiting attendance and reducing sound and lighting levels, a supportive environment is created to allow guests to fully enjoy the Museum’s exhibits. Free museum admission for all family members is provided during these hours; pre-registration is required. Register at www.licm.org/licm4all.

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  • Early Morning Opening

    Jul 22, 2017 8:00am — 5:00pm

    On select weekends and school breaks, the Museum opens its doors one hour early for families with children on the autism spectrum. Educators lead short, interactive tours designed for the whole family as well as drop-in art activities and structured play opportunities. These programs are free, but space is limited. Concorde Explore the fastest commercial airplane to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean! Learn what it was like to fly aboard the supersonic British Airways Concorde, and practice preparing for a…

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  • Met Escapes: Gallery Tour

    Jul 30, 2017 11:00am — 12:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

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  • August 2017
  • Family Fun: For Families with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

    Aug 5, 2017 9:30am — 11:00am

    Location: Floor Eight The Whitney invites families with kids on the autism spectrum to join us for a sensory-friendly guided gallery tour of Calder: Hypermobility offered before the Museum opens to the general public. Families will then create their own works of art in a hands-on studio activity. If you have any questions, please email us at Accessfeedback@whitney.org or call us at 212-671-1823. Free for all participants. Siblings are welcome. Advance registration is required.

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  • Whitney Signs: Calder: Hypermobility

    Aug 5, 2017 4:00pm — 6:00pm

    Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center and Floor Eight, Hurst Family Galleries Experience the Whitney’s world renowned collection of modern and contemporary American art in American Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in ASL of Calder: Hypermobility led by an expert Deaf educator and accompanied by a voice interpreter. The tour begins at 5 pm, with a pre-tour wine and cheese reception from 4–5 pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Admission to the tour…

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  • Discoveries: Ride The Wave (Ages 18+)

    Aug 6, 2017 11:00am — 12:30pm

    For adults with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 212-650-2010…

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  • Discoveries: Ride The Wave (Ages 5-17)

    Aug 6, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    For kids with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 212-650-2010…

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  • Met Escapes: Touch Collection

    Aug 9, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education    

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  • Verbal Description and Touch Tour: Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

    Aug 18, 2017 10:00am — 11:30am

    Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries Whitney verbal description and touch tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Ninety-minute tours are free-of-charge and are offered monthly on Friday mornings, beginning before the Museum opens to the general public. Please join us for a tour of Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium Space…

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  • Science Sense: Rocks

    Aug 30, 2017 2:30pm — 3:30pm

    Science Sense Tours Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the halls of the American Museum of Natural History. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibits, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects. Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to groups. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change. tour are free for Members or with Museum admission.…

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