Summer Solstice Celebration


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A Family Event for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday, June 21
1 – 4 pm

Rocket Park (Rain Location: The Anthony Viscusi Gallery)

Celebrate the start of summer with hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects designed for young children, ages 3-8, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

    • Explore classic summer activities with a science twist.
    • Experiment with bubbles and make your own bubble-blowing tool from everyday materials.
    • Create colorful designs with your own batch of sidewalk chalk paint.
    • Build a fort with textured fabric, rope, branches and recycled materials.
    • Dig into soil and plant a summer garden.
    • Make new friends during parachute play.
    • Listen to science storytime.
    • Explore a selection of NYSCI’s hands-on exhibits with a sensory senstive map.

Summer Solstice Celebration will provide an opportunity to enjoy family time at NYSCI in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Our educators are trained to work with kids with differences.

Healthy, diet restriction-conscious snacks will be provided.

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

Tickets are $15 per family, including general admission and parking. (NYSCI Members: $12 per family, including parking.)

For more information call 718-699-0005 ext. 386 or email

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

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