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Adventure Aquarium | Sensory-Friendly F.I.S.H. Night
September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
As part of an ongoing effort to create an inclusive experience for those with sensory challenges, Adventure Aquarium, in partnership with Shriners Children’s Philadelphia, will host a sensory-friendly F.I.S.H. Night (Family Inclusive Sensory Hours) on Saturday, September 23, from 6-8 p.m.
During F.I.S.H. Night, the Aquarium will lower the music, brighten the lights, and reduce the crowds, all in an effort to create the most enjoyable experience for guests and families with autism and other sensory needs.
Adventure Aquarium is also certified sensory-inclusive by KultureCity, a partnership that ensures all of the programs and events that the venue hosts are sensory-inclusive. The certification process required staff at Adventure Aquarium to be trained by leading medical professionals to recognize those guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation.
A limited number of sensory bags are available to rent for any guests who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Sensory bags can be signed out at the Aquarium’s Info Desk and are equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards.
Families and individuals with sensory needs can book their reservations for F.I.S.H. Night at AdventureAquarium.com. Adventure Aquarium Members are welcome to attend for FREE by showing their Member ID card.