Columbia, SC

Meet the Lorax at the South Carolina State Museum Accessibility Morning


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Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) has an Accessibility Morning meet and greet with Dr. Seuss' Lorax on April 8, 2023. This program provides free access for families of children, teenagers, and young adults who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience and a quieter and calmer setting at the SCSM.
Meet the Lorax at the SCSM Museum Accesbitily Morning on April 5, 2023.Photo byCourtesy of Universal Studios

This inclusive event provides FREE general admission to guests who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other disabilities so they can experience the museum’s exhibitions at their own pace and enjoy other special activities. ASL Interpretation will be provided by the SC School for the Deaf and Blind from 9-11am (also at the 9:30 am character reading and the 9:45 am 4-D show). South Carolina DDSN will be attending as a program partner to hand out sensory toys and activities for children and provide parents program resources and useful information.

April Special Activity

ASL Scavenger Hunt presented by Beginnings SC! SCSM and Beginnings SC have developed mini ASL displays hung throughout the building. Guests will be given a guide which will walk them around to about 10 different spots in the building and they'll be able to learn how to sign something at each stop. Copies of the map are available at the front desk.

The museum also has several other accessibility tools available - just ask an educator upon arrival! Guests are encouraged to pre-register. The free 9:45 am show tickets can only be reserved on-site on the day of the event. There is no age limit and you do not have to attend the activities. Guests are welcome to simply come and enjoy the museum if they'd like.

Accessibility Morning Schedule:

  • 9-10 am Program Partners present (1st Floor - Carolina Gallery)
  • 9-11 am Sensory Room available (2nd Floor - Huger St. Room)
  • 9:30-9:45 am Meet-and-greet with The Lorax (1st Floor NASA Gallery) *ASL interpreter present
  • 9:45 am Sensory Friendly 4-D Theater Show (2nd Floor 4-D Theater) *ASL interpreter present
  • 11 am Official event is over, but guests are welcome to stay all day
  • Possible 11 am ASL Museum Highlights Tour - TBA

*Sensory Friendly Shows will alternate monthly between planetarium and 4-D theater experiences. Shows feature lowered volume, however 4-D experiences still include enhanced effects, including bursts of air, rumbling seats, leg ticklers, bubbles and snow, lighting effects, and squirts of water. Accessibility Morning shows are free but space is limited.

The general admission to Accessibility Morning is free for participants and their families.

Online Pre-Registration is encouraged. Click HERE to register.

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