On February 29th, Staerkel Planetarium will be offering its first ever sensory friendly shows. They are specifically for those on the autism spectrum, any kind of sensory sensitivity, or young children, but are open to anyone. There will be increased lighting and lowered sound levels, and attendees can move around as needed.
Two shows will be offered in this format:
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at 2 p.m.
“Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame Street. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take an imaginary trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard.”
Cosmic Colors at 3 p.m.
“Take a journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color— “why the sky is blue” and “why Mars is red.” Journey inside a plant leaf and the human eye. Investigate x-rays and see the actual color of a dinosaur. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!”
Tickets prices are $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors/students/youth. Friend of Staerkel Planetarium can attend for free.
Photo from Staerkel Planetarium Facebook page.