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Accessibility: Play Without Boundaries 9 a.m – 11 a.m

9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Play Without Boundaries

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am

 Click Here, Pre-registration Required!

Sponsored by:

Gerry Lenfest Legacy Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Macy’s

TD Bank

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, an event where the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs.

During these special hours, our aim is to remove the “hidden social rules” present in attending a cultural event, like visiting a museum. Our accommodations for Play Without Boundaries include:

  • Closing the museum to the general public, reducing the number of visitors in the museum • Low-level lighting and a reduction of loud sound in exhibits • Quiet rooms with sensory toys • A social story to help prepare for your trip to the museum • Educational programming with educators who have received autism sensitivity training • Community partners from the greater Philadelphia area with resources for families and individuals with autism

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, an event where the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs.

 

Enhance and extend your play with:

  • Special access to the Museum
  • A calmer experience in our Exhibitions
  • Tools to enhance your visit, including Social Stories & Quiet Zones
  • Community partners from the greater Philadelphia area with resources for families and individuals with autism

 

For more information on Play Without Boundaries and how to register email education@pleasetouchmuseum.org.

 

 

Floreo Virtual Reality Experiences

9 -11 am    Hamilton Hall, Main Level

Floreo is a virtual reality-based autism therapy product, and staff will be on hand to facilitate virtual reality experiences for visitors. Floreo is currently partnering with the Center for Autism Research at CHOP.

 

Meet and Greet with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Autism Research

9-11 am    Roadside Attractions, Main Level

Come learn about the innovative research happening at the Center for Autism Research at CHOP! Pick up information and resources about studies, workshops and supports that CAR can offer to families navigating the world of autism.

 

Meet and Greet with the AJ Drexel Autism Institute

9-11 am    Roadside Attractions, Main Level

Chat with professionals at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute. The Institute’s mission is to discover, develop, promote and disseminate population-level and community-based approaches to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism of all ages.

 

 

Meet and Greet with Art Ability

9-11 am    Centennial Depot, Lower Level

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability is a celebration of artist with disabilities. This year-round art exhibition showcases artists with disabilities and is the country’s largest international, juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts created by artists with cognitive, physical, hearing and/or visual disabilities.

 

 

Quiet Zones & PAWS Autism Initiative

9- 11 am   Meeting Room West   *Open to all visitors-please see Museum Staff

Everyday accessibility needs can be met just by asking any staff wearing a blue shirt with the PTM logo. Looking for a peaceful spot to relax and play during Play Without Boundaries? Request our pop-up tent to refocus and recharge. Explore toys, read stories, and make new furry friends while spending time with certified therapy animals teams from PAWS for People.

 

 

Dance Movement Therapy with Lauren Cunkelman and Emilie Flynn

9:15-9:45 am and 10:15-10:45 am    Group Rooms 5 and 6, Lower Level
Meet Lauren Cunkelman and Emilie Flynn as they lead a dance-movement therapy session which will be presented in an experiential format, for children and caregivers to participate in activities that may commonly be used in a dance/movement therapy session.

 

Creative Arts Studio

9:30- 10:30 am    Creative Arts Studio, Lower Level

Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process, as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum.

 

 

Performance: All Aboard! *Relaxed Performance

10:30 – 11am

Please Touch Playhouse, Lower Level

Ages: 3+ with adult caregiver

All aboard! Catch the next train and help our friendly engineer as we make stops in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

 

All Abroad!, is an immersive theater show. This relaxed performance will have lower volume and less dramatic lighting changes while still incorporating dance, music, puppetry and live-action performance. Audience members can choose to participate in interactive elements or watch. Please Touch Museum’s Playhouse Theater is a judgement free theater  – all are welcome.

 

 

 

Signature Events + Family Festivals

Our signature events include family festivals and holiday pop-ups. They offer expanded performance and educational offerings with a special focus that may celebrate cultural traditions and holidays, connect to national and local events, or highlight an area of focus in our exhibits.

Performing Arts

The Playhouse at Please Touch Museum invites children to exercise their imaginations and enter new worlds. Inside the theater, visitors experience theater in engaging, interactive and unexpected ways. The Playhouse is the perfect way to introduce young children to the performing arts!

Play Without Boundaries

Play Without Boundaries is a program and early opening for children with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. It is a free event with registration. Enjoy the museum before it is open to the public with activities and experiences designed especially for this program, including sensory toys, performances and guest presenters. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people and reduced lighting and sound in exhibition areas.

Please Touch Museum is committed to providing experiences in exhibits and programs that are accessible and inclusive for all visitors.

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