Early Morning Access at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum!
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, with the support of the Far Fund, now offers an Early Morning Access program. Young people on the spectrum and their families are able to enter the museum an hour early so they can enjoy all of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s exhibits without the crowds and noise experienced during the day. Exhibit lights and sounds are also dimmed in order to facilitate a less overwhelming experience.
Educators lead story-telling, art-making activities, and demonstrations. The next early morning opening for families affected by autism is Saturday, December 14, from 9:00am to 11:00am.
The program is free but pre-registration is required: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/access.aspx
Check out this video about Early Morning Access! http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/EarlyMorningAccessProgramsVideo.aspx
Museums across the city are developing programs for young people on the spectrum and other populations with developmental disabilities. As the video shows, educators from the Museum at Eldridge Street assisted with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s Early Morning Access program to see it in action and consider ways in which Eldridge Street could continue to provide outreach to families affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Both accessibility programming at the Museum at Eldridge Street and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum receive support from the Far Fund. Access programming at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum also receives support from the City and State of New York and several private sources, including Autism Speaks, the Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the Ambrose Monell Foundation, and the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund.