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Sensory Friendly Planetarium/Museum-AABC

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 North Rose Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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AABC is sponsoring a free event at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo, MI, on one of their Sensory Friendly Saturdays.

  • Choose between two sensory friendly planetarium showings at 12 noon or 1 pm
  • Transportation available from and to Hastings and Delton provided, wheelchair accessable
  • Choice to transport self
  • Museum wandering time
  • Multiple sensory friendly events. See below for more details

Please feel free to pack a lunch or visit one of the surrounding businesses. AABC will not be providing food or refreshments during this event. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and the museum is handcapped accessible.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum's has Sensory Friendly items available for use upon request. These items are available to borrow at the front desk.

  • Wiggle Cushions
  • Fidgets
  • Headphones
  • Assisted listening devices
  • Behavior reinforcement cards & stickers

The museum has a full day's entertainment available! AABC is sponsoring admission to the 12:00 and 1:00 planetarium shows, but each participant must have an Eventbrite ticket, as there is limited seating. Here is a list of the full day's Sensory Saturday activities for 4/20/19:

11am: Gemini Concert

12 pm: Soothing Celestrial Sights & Sounds

1 pm: Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (24 min)

1-3 pm: Musical Stories

1-4 pm: Musical Crafts

TRANSPORTATION:

  • AABC will be providing tranportation via Barry County Transit from Hastings and Delton to Kalamazoo and back.
  • Pick-Up Times: 10:00 am- Hastings, 10:30-Delton
  • Pick-Up Location: Hastings K-Mart parking lot, on the East side, next to the K-Mart Garden Center
  • Pick-Up Location: Delton in the parkinf lot between the Elementary and Midlle schools.
  • Bus will be leaving no later than 10:30 am & is scheduled to arrive at the museum at 11:30pm
  • If you want to meet us there, AABC will be in the museum lobby at 11:30 am & 12:30 am

MUSEUM PARKING:

  • Arcadia Parking Ramp (corner of Eleanor & Rose Street, ($1.75/1st hour; $1/remaining hours; $10 max per day)
  • Meter street parking, free all day Saturday
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