Workshops for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

Family Science Adventures for kids with differences include a small teacher to student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills
and more. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences.

These free workshops 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. Special needs will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more.

Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your little scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered.

For more information or to register, call 718-699-0005 ext. 341 or email


All Aboard

Monday, April 7
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Explore the physics of how things move as we tinker with trains, paint with wheels, and build our own trains from recycled materials.


Water Works

Saturday, April 19 (FULL)
10:30 am – noon
Splash into science as we explore the properties of water. Play with ice and watercolors, paint with mud and more.


Paint Party

Monday, May 10 (Rescheduled )
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Discover hidden designs and secret messages as you spray paint with liquid watercolors. Create your own stamps and use them to print designs on a tote bag to take home.


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

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