Science Center offers special day for people with sensory sensitivities

Exhibits, lights, sounds adjusted and special programming announced

The Science Center’s exhibits, BodyStage, The Rangos Giant Cinema, Buhl Planetarium, and Works Theater shows will be adapted for children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 am to 1 pm. Special “touch tables” will enable visitors to interact with animals in the H2Oh! exhibition. Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted, and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun environment for all. Plus, visitors are invited to collect valuable information at a free Autism Resource Fair in Carnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall, made possible by a collaboration with Autism Speaks.
The movie Autism Goes to College will play in The Rangos Giant Cinema at 1 pm. This heartwarming movie is packed with honest insights for students, parents, and educators offering an eye-opening look at what a growing number of neurodiverse students are bringing to campus.
A special sensory area will be available for guests who need quiet time.
Sensory-Sensitive Day was created in partnership with Autism Connection of PA and is supported by Autism Speaks and The Jack Buncher Foundation.

General Admission to the Science Center is: $19.95 adults, $14.95 seniors (65+), $11.95 children (ages 3-5). Present your Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (EBT Card) from any state (such as, for example, Pennsylvania ACCESS card, Ohio DIRECTION card, or West Virginia MOUNTAIN STATE card, etc.) and receive general admission for up to four people for $3 each. This discount applies to the card issued by each state to administer government benefits payable to the cardholder. This discount does NOT apply to the Port Authority ACCESS card. Visitors must present their EBT Card and matching photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid with any other offer or group visits. Cardholder must be present. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from BNY Mellon.

For more information and to register, visit or call 412.237.3400.

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