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The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will be offering a unique evening event to the public, focusing on special needs children and their caretakers. Families of children with special needs are invited to enjoy an evening of play in the Discovery Museum with reduced attendance. The night will feature special activities designed with the senses in mind, exhibits with lowered volume and lowered lights, as well as a cool-down space. These accommodations are offered so that children with physical and cognitive disabilities can truly enjoy the museum experience. This event will be free to families of children with special needs and takes place on Friday, May 20, from 6-8pm.
This event is especially crafted for children 12 years and younger, who have special needs, and their families. The Discovery Museum hopes to offer this type of evening event with regularity to our families of special needs children in hopes that they can enjoy the museum in an adapted fashion, have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly, have fun!
Visitors can enjoy all that the museum has to offer, as well as special activities including yoga time, a sign language teacher who will be instructing children and families useful communication signs, a specially designated “sensory room,” and a music therapist, courtesy of Valley Health Systems!
Professional contributions are provided by Molly Connor, Occupational Therapist at Valley Health and Sandra Himelright, Lead Autism Teacher for Winchester Public Schools. To sponsor this event, kindly communicate with Discovery Museum Advancement Officer, Paul Limoges at 540-722-2020, x 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Museum: Our mission at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts