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2024 Sensory Mornings

Join us for a series of sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment. These experiences will provide a quieter and calmer environment for guests to explore the museum, experience the nature trails of WildWoods, and enjoy a sensory-friendly film screening in the Giant Screen Theater. 

Early Museum Access | 9 a.m.  
Explore indoor exhibits and outdoor nature experiences at your own pace, an hour before our normal opening. 

Sensory-Friendly Giant Screen Film | 10:15 a.m.
Enjoy a movie screening with modified lighting, lowered volume and no need for 3D glasses. Featured movies vary based on date.

Saturday, August 3 
Featured movie — T. REX 
Featured special exhibits — A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature and Forest Forms

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Sunday, November 17 
Featured movie — Coming Soon!
Featured special exhibit — Armored Animals

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  • Sensory Mornings are included with General Admission.
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Fernbank opens with normal hours at 10 a.m. with a sensory-friendly film screening at 10:15 a.m. You are welcome to continue your adventure beyond these times, but please be aware of the potential for increased attendance.