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Space Center Houston Debuts New Sensory Friendly Evening

It’s a Special Sensory Learning Experience

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HOUSTON, March 24, 2017 – Space Center Houston debuts a new Sensory Friendly Evening for children with sensory sensitivities and their families on April 20. This evening provides a low-sensory learning environment among real space artifacts, interactive live shows and hands-on experiences in space science and robotics.

Explore the museum in a supportive setting with modified lighting, music and sound effects. Visitors can participate in special edition Pop-Up Science Labs operated by instructors who are trained to accommodate guests with sensory sensitivities. This exclusive event also will provide a designated quiet room.

The event is open to individuals diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event. To stay fueled, Space Center Houston’s Zero-G Diner will be open for food purchases. For tickets, visit spacecenter.org.

Who: Space Center Houston

What: Space Center Houston debuts new Sensory Friendly Evening for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.

When: April 20 5:30-9 p.m.

Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

Information: Sensory Friendly Evening tickets are $29.95 and include a second-day ticket. Second-day tickets allow visitors to return to the center to experience sensory-stimulating attractions such as the simulator rides, films, live shows and the NASA Tram Tour. Second-day tickets are redeemable any operational day within one year of purchase.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 youth from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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