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Sciensensory Day – A Sensory Friendly Day in the Sciencentre
March 10, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm$3 - $10
A Sensory Friendly Day in the Sciencentre
Queensland Museum is proud to present an exciting Sciencentre event for children with sensory processing difficulties.
Sciensensory Day will be full of quiet and engaging activities for all ages. We have pattern making tables and a human body puzzle. Build a huge arch out of soft, foam blocks by following the number sequence on the 3D puzzle pieces. Test your reflexes. Explore how colours soak up heat. Have fun with bendy mirrors. Watch a swirling vortex form. Make a robot mimic your facial expressions or watch electrical charges move inside our big plasma ball.
But isn’t the Sciencentre a noisy and overwhelming place for children with sensory processing difficulties?
For a very special afternoon this March, we will turn the sound down and create a quiet, engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers. Entry will be strictly limited to ensure that the Sciencentre is not crowded. We will also have a peaceful Chill Out Zone set up as a dedicated quiet space.
Date: Monday, 10th March 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: Sciencentre, Level 1 Queensland Museum
Cost: $10 per person. Children under 3 are free
Tickets are available from the Queensland Museum Shop and online. For ticket sales and entry conditions please visit us at shop.qm.qld.gov.au. Please note that tickets must be purchased from the Queensland Museum Shop, QTIX Sciencentre tickets are not valid for this event.
Ticket sales will be strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
What to expect
The Sciencentre will be closed to the public at 2pm on Monday 10th March. We will make some modifications to our displays and then reopen at 2:30pm for special event ticket holders. Come along and enjoy all the fun of the Sciencentre, without the crowds and noise.
While we will do our best to minimise the noise levels of the exhibits in the Sciencentre, not all of the exhibits that will be operational on the day are completely silent. We are also hosting a travelling exhibition called Science Fiction Science Future that is in a separate room to the permanent Sciencentre displays. The sound effects in this exhibition will remain functioning during your visit. You are very welcome to enjoy the activities in this space at your discretion.
Please see our website at sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au for more details about our exhibits and facilities. If you would like specific information about the Sciencentre to help you plan your visit, please contact us on 3840 7555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be very happy to answer your questions.
This special event has been developed in cooperation with Autism Queensland.
We look forward to seeing you there!