NC Museum of Natural Sciences, located in downtown Raleigh has developed two new programs, Tactile Tours and Naturalist Programs. These programs aim to enhance science education, specifically for students with physical, cognitive, learning, or developmental disabilities. Each program is free, and admission to the Museum is also free. We conduct these programs on Mondays, when the Museum is less crowded, giving students a chance to have a calmer (but still fun!) museum experience.
Here is more information:
● Tactile Tour: One Monday each month, staff-led tours of our buildings are conducted for groups that have pre-registered. During the tour, visitors explore while we provide touchable natural objects and additional fun facts. Upcoming tours are scheduled for January 23 and February 20, at 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Click here to register for a Tactile Tour.
● Naturalist Program: Every Monday, our hands-on learning exhibit, the Naturalist Center, is closed to the public and reserved for these programs. Students learn to be scientists with a live animal presentation and tour of this unique exhibit. Naturalist Programs are scheduled any Monday between 9 AM – 5 PM. Click here to schedule a program.
More information can be found on theirwebsite at naturalsciences.org/visit/