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Accessibility Morning- Penelope the Dinosaur

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This special program provides free access for families of children, teenagers and young adults who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience and a quieter setting at the museum.
Accessibility Mornings allows guests who are neurodiverse, autistic or have other disabilities to experience the State Museum at their own pace. In addition to exploring 4 floors of exhibitions and displays, participants can enjoy free special activities- including character meet-and-greets and sensory-friendly planetarium and 4D shows. A designated sensory room with low lighting and hands-on manipulatives will be also available to guests who may need a place to relax.
Guests are welcome to bring equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, noise reducing headphones and other technology.
Accessibility Morning Schedule:
9 – 11 a.m. | Sensory Room Available
9 – 10 a.m. | Program Partners Present
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Character Meet-and-Greet with Penelope the Dinosaur
9:45 a.m. | Select Sensory Planetarium Show – Superpower Dogs *
Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes. As we discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! Show Run Time: 40 mins.
*Sensory Friendly Shows will alternate monthly between planetarium and 4D theater experiences. Shows feature lowered volume, however 4d experiences still include enhanced effects, including bursts of air, rumbling seats, leg ticklers, bubbles and snow, lighting effects, and squirts of water. Accessibility Morning shows are free but space is limited.


September 10
9:00 am - 11:00 am


South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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(803) 898-4921