Exclusively for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
The Vanderbilt Museum will offer A Morning for Children, an event exclusively for children with special needs and their families on Saturday, October 20. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Activities from 9:00 to 12:00. Sponsored by Northwell Health.
The event is free, but registration is required.Register Here
Open Planetarium – The doors will remain open for drop-in visitors, and a science educator will explain the current sky.
Sensory Garden –The Sensory Garden – designed by Pal-O-Mine Equestrian’s J-STEP Program and Gro Girl Horticultural Therapy – is located at the entrance to the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.
Live Hawk Demonstration – Sweetbriar Nature Center
Fan of Pollinators Craft – Educators from Old Westbury Gardens will lead a craft project about the insects that pollinate trees and food crops.
Examination of Specimens –The Vanderbilt Museum Education Department will have various Museum specimens available, and educators will talk about them with visitors. Location: The Vanderbilt Rose Garden, adjacent to the Planetarium. Children examine natural-history specimens with a Vanderbilt educator.
Introduction to the Collections – Educators will interpret natural-history exhibits, the 18 wild-animal dioramas of the Memorial Wing and Stoll Wing.
Safe Viewing of the Sun with Solar Telescope – Weather permitting, visitors will be able to view the sun safely with the Vanderbilt’s solar telescope, in the Rose Garden.