Ooey Gooey Slime: A Sensory Playdate for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Is it a solid or a liquid? Mix simple household ingredients to make wacky oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid with properties of both liquids and solids. Discover this sensory-rich materials as you swirl it, squeeze it and even freeze it!

Sensory Playdates aim to bring families together to learn and discover the wonder of science in an environment that supports the unique needs of children with differences.

Activities are designed for children, ages 4–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

These free playdates provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together.

Materials will include visual schedule and a social story. Snacks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy with your family.

Space is limited. Register by Friday, August 23. For more information or to register, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org.

This program is free for families and is made possible through generous support from the Jesse and Joan Kupferberg Foundation.

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