Mar 19–31, 2019

Overview

Sensory-Friendly Programming

Overview

Ages 4+

Meet George, the last tortoise of his kind. This uplifting eco-fable tells the true story of the famous, not-so-little tortoise and the Galapagos Islands he called home.

Learning Themes: Animals, ecology, geography

Puppetry Styles: Rod, Tabletop, Shadow

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Terrific Tortoise Rod Puppet

Downstairs Theater

 

Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, Mar 24, 2019

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.