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Disabilities Days at Science Central

  • 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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  • Presented By: Science Central
  • Dates:
    January 22, 2022
    March 22, 2022
    April 26, 2022
    June 11, 2022
    August 20, 2022
    September 27, 2022
    October 15, 2022
    November 15, 2022
    December 10, 2022
  • Location: Science Central
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: To attend a Disability Day, you must register for tickets. Walk-up tickets are not available the day of a session.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

About

Disability Days is Science Central’s program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sessions are free to attend for those individuals, along with their caretakers, thanks to funding from AWS Foundation. This program was formerly known as “Special Abilities Days.”

Disability Days feature demonstrations and hands-on tabletop activities. At the upcoming session, attendees will watch objects change with liquid nitrogen, hold a special bubble, and celebrate with fireworks. Additionally, representatives from Special Olympics Allen County and Fort Wayne Curling Club will be in attendance.

This program also gives attendees the opportunity to explore Science Central with the following modifications:

• Lower ambient sound levels
• Increased light in areas that are usually dark
• Access to listening devices
• Less-crowded environment
• Extra staff on hand
• Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation
• Access to a private changing table
• Access to a sensory room
• Face shields (limited quantities)

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, January 22
"Winter Olympics" -- Gear up for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing! Watch objects change with liquid nitrogen, hold a special bubble, and celebrate with fireworks!

Tuesday, March 22
"Sound Science" -- It’s time for good vibrations! Investigate different sounds and how our ears help us understand the many sounds we hear!

Tuesday, April 26
"Take Flight" -- Celebrate birds and learn about conservation with Science Central on National Audubon Day!

Saturday, June 11
"Living in Space" -- How do astronauts survive in space? What do they do when things go wrong? Play a game to discover how astronauts think!

Saturday, August 20
"Mosquito Day" -- Don't swat that bug away just yet! Learn about those pesky little insects and how scientists think they can help our planet.

Tuesday, September 27
"National Crush Day" -- Why is recycling so important? How can we use air to crush a can? Find out the answers to these questions!

Saturday, October 15
"Mad Science Day"/"National Mushroom Day" -- Encounter dead things as we discover the wonderful world of decomposers!

Tuesday, November 15
"It's Shocking!" -- Zap your friends and family with static electricity, and see a pickle light up!

Saturday, December 10
"National Nobel Day" -- Dive into the work of some of the scientists who have earned the Nobel Prize. Discover how their work has changed how we see and experience our world.

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Event Schedules

Due to ongoing precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, events may be subject to changes, attendance restrictions, or cancellations. Please check with the event host and or venue for any events you are planning to attend. 

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