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Posted by Jen Clark Estes October 23, 2012 10:53 AM
Photo courtesy of Discovery Museums
Sometimes it's difficult for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to fully enjoy the wonders of museums, especially on very busy days, so the Discovery Museums is offering a free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing infants and toddlers on Saturday, Nov. 3. Both the Children’s Discovery and Science Discovery buildings will be open for families to explore and learn together through hands-on science and playful exhibits that inspire curiosity, exploration and imagination. Exhibits include exploring a ship wreck, surrounding yourself with bubble walls, engineering your own train track, controlling an 8-foot water vortex, bending light rays, and much, much more. The evening is offered in partnership with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, which will provide language facilitators and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the event. This event is a feature of the museum's "Especially for Me" program, which is part of the Museums’ Open Door Connections program to provide opportunities for those who face a variety of barriers---financial, geographic, developmental, or cultural---to experience the Museums. Sat., Nov. 3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. All ages. Free, but pre-registration is required and can be done online at http://tinyurl.com/EspeciallyforMe2012-7. The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. www.discoverymuseums.org
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