WZZM reports that Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Hope Network to create a Sensory Friendly Museum Night in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day on April 22nd.

The low-sensory experience is a partnership with KultureCity. WZZM says that the event will see the museum lowering lighting and sounds throughout the museum noise-canceling headphones, fidgeting tools, and other items which will be available through the museum.

Dale Robertson, President & CEO of the GRPM told WZZM,

“The Museum strives to create inclusive experiences for all visitors, including being both physically and cognitively accessible. We are pleased to partner with Hope Network again to allow families to explore the Museum in a low sensory environment."

WZZM says the Sensory Friendly Museum Night on April 22nd will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, with visitors getting to experience "Sean Kenney's Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks and the Chaffee Planetarium's Subatomic: Detecting the Unseen."   The planetarium show will start at 6 pm and will be adapted for low-sensory.

You can get more info and register for the event on the GRPM website, HERE.

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