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Access for All with The Autism Collective: July 2024


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Sunday, July 14, 2024 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Thanks to the generous support of Art Bridges Foundation, every second Sunday at the Peoria Riverfront Museum is FREE to the public!

Dive into a sea of inclusivity at the Inclusion is Jaw-some event! Join us at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, partnering with The Autism Collective, for a day of sensory-friendly fun and exploration.

Admission is free from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m., and we welcome individuals of all ages and all abilities to enjoy a day at the museum. 

Enjoy our summer blockbuster exhibition: Sharks , presented by CEFCU! Sharks is the largest exhibition ever curated on the subject by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and will inspire you with dozens of true to size models, interactives, and so much more.

Additional programming on this Access for All day includes:

The day will also include a resource fair to support individuals seeking resources and services for autism and other developmental disabilities.


12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Sharks drawing activity and word search | Front desk | 50 points
Sharks scavenger hunt | Front desk | 50 points

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hang Ten Calm Room | Downstairs

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Face Painting | Museum Lobby 
Free snow cones | Sun Plaza
 Shark dissection with OSF STEAM | Sun Plaza | 20 points
Autism Collective Resource Fair | Museum Lobby
Docents available with educational 'Shark cart' | Sharks Gallery | 20 points
Yard games | Sun Plaza | 10 points
Drawing activity in Sharks | 50 points

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Windy City Mermaids Meet and Greet | Fountain area | 20 points

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist | Giant Screen Theater | 50 points

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto with Dean Regas | Dome Planetarium | 50 points

Embrace your unique self! We welcome all, understanding that excitement, noise, and expressions are part of the experience. But for individuals who may want a break from the excitement, Hang Ten Calm Rooms will be onsite providing a mobile calm room.

Join us for a day of acceptance, understanding, and endless discoveries. Together, let's make waves of inclusivity at the Inclusion is Jaw-some event. See you there!

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation's Access for All program.

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