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Sensory Sundays

Our sensory-friendly planetarium shows are for guests with Autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities/PTSD, or young children. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t have special sensory considerations, but the conditions will not be the same as our 12:15 and 2:15  planetarium shows.

Shows are limited to a maximum of 50 audience members. These shows will run with the lights on but dimmed, the sound down, and the theater doors open so people can move about as needed. Guests are welcome to “chill out” in our lobby. All shows include a live star talk about what is up in the sky that night. We will include a short break between the main show and star talk to allow each group to attend or not as they feel is best for their needs. Sensory-friendly toys are available on request and don't worry, parents: these are disinfected thoroughly after each use :-)

Click button at bottom to reserve your seats! Download Your Calusa Nature Center Planetarium Sensory Sunday Children's Guide HERE to help prepare your child for their Planetarium visit.


Travelling With Light

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 @ 10:30 am

For the sensory-sensitive kids who are curious about light in all its forms: the light we can see, the light that cooks food in our microwaves, the light that shows us images of our bones (X-rays) and the various kinds of light that show us distant amazing objects in astronomy! Join us for the next Sensory Sundays adventure. And please: do register ahead, so that we can keep offering these special shows.

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