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Easter Bunny to Visit Children’s Museum During Sensory Friendly Play

Date: Apr 05, 2019

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is teaming up with Spectrum 605 to add a holiday theme to the next Sensory Friendly Play event on Friday, April 12, from 5-8 p.m.

Along with the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, families will also be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt, dye eggs, and explore and play in the museum exhibits.

Spectrum 605 is a non-profit organization founded by three mothers who each have a son on the autism spectrum. The event is taking place in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

“We understand that Easter Egg hunts or even meeting the Easter Bunny can be overwhelming for children experiences disabilities, so we have partnered up with Spectrum 605 to create a sensory-friendly event to meet guests where they are,” says Children’s Museum Director of Education Carrie Benson.

Sensory Friendly Play at the Children’s Museum takes place 15 times a year and is a low-sensory playtime for families with children who are experiencing disabilities. The events are limited to 100 people, and feature designated quiet rooms, and adaptive equipment and art tools. Service animals are welcome.

Admission is $8 per person, and children under 1-year-old are free. Members of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are admitted free as well. Reservations are preferred by calling 605-692-6700.

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The Children’s Museum of South Dakota, located in Brookings, SD, promotes learning for children of all ages and abilities through interactive, informal, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. More information is available at prairieplay.org.

Spectrum 605 is a non-profit organization founded by three mothers who each have a son on the Autism Spectrum. They came together to create Spectrum 605 to help other children in South Dakota on the autism spectrum by spreading awareness and providing support to the children and their families.