Family Fun: For Families with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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…

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Early Morning Opening

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…

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Friendly Hours

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…

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Access Family Program for Teens (15+) and Adults

For teens (15+) and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, the Museum offers guided multisensory programs that include hands-on explorations. Helicopters Explore the Museum’s helicopter collection. Learn about the many jobs of helicopters, and discover the science behind flight! Families will visit different levels of the ship and create their own designs.

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Access Family Program for children with Developmental or Learning Disabilities

These two-hour programs, based on rotating themes, include a tour of the Museum and activities intended to engage the entire family. These programs are free, but space is limited. Helicopters Explore the Museum’s helicopter collection. Learn about the many jobs of helicopters, and discover the science behind flight! Families will visit different levels of the…

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Met Escapes – Gallery Tour

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.

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Access Family Program for Teens and Adults with Developmental or Learning Disabilities

For adults with developmental disabilities and their families, the Museum offers guided multisensory programs that include hands-on explorations. This month’s theme is Plane Design – Discover the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky! Families compare different designs and make their own aircraft.

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Discoveries: Small Wonders

This workshop for adults with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Free; reservations are required.  Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

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DreamStreet Theatre Company

Please see the special needs cast of DreamStreet Theatre Company in their Spring Production of The Wicked and The Wonderful: Scenes and Songs from OZ.  These ground-breaking performances will take place at BRIC’s Ballroom Theatre at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.  All are welcome!

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DreamStreet Theatre Company

Please see the special needs cast of DreamStreet Theatre Company in their Spring Production of The Wicked and The Wonderful: Scenes and Songs from OZ.  These ground-breaking performances will take place at BRIC’s Ballroom Theatre at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.  All are welcome!

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