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Sensory Friendly Day – Learning With LEGOs

We’re going LEGO crazy on this special Sensory Friendly Day at the State Museum

On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, a designated sensory room, light and sound reduction when possible, and a special themed activity presented by SC Autism. School groups and families with special needs are invited to share this time and space with others facing similar challenges in a safe, understanding environment. Guests are encouraged to bring equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, noise reducing headphones, and other technology.

ADMISSION: Sensory Friendly Day activities are open to the general public and groups! Museum general admission on this day is FREE for children, students and ONE adult. General admission for additional adults in your party is $8.95. Planetarium and 4D shows are $3 each.

This Nov. 13 you can experience sensory friendly fun, including:

  • Special Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Theater showings of the, The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience® (run time: 16 minutes), at 1 p.m. with lowered volume. Please note: these shows will still include enhanced effects, including bursts of air, rumbling seats, leg ticklers, bubbles and snow, lighting effects, and squirts of water.
  • Continue the LEGO themed fun with special activites such as, builing a robo-buddy with our Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kits and more!
  • Special sensory-friendly BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium showings at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with lowered volume and lights raised in the event guests need to move about.
  • If it is a sunny day guests can also enjoy solar viewing in the Boeing Observatory from 11:30am-12:30pm. PLUS live solar images will be projected on the screens throughout the day.
  • Access to Calming Spaces and Resource Rooms will be available throughout the day.

School groups and other pre-formed groups are welcome to attend and participate in Sensory Friendly Day activities! Groups do need to be booked in advance so contact group visits to setup your visit today at [email protected] or call (803)898-4999.

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Weekend Activities for Kids in Columbia {January 22-24, 2016}

Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area for kids the weekend of January 22-24, 2016! — Friday, January 22, 2016 — Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the Zoo and Garden every Friday during the months of January and February. […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {October 16, 17, 18}

As our city recovers from last week’s flooding, some scheduled events may not take place. Please check with businesses and organizations before you head out — and of course, please be safe on the roads. Friday, October 16 South Carolina State Fair The breathtaking view from atop the ferris wheel.  That first sweet bite of funnel cake.  One […]

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“Best of” Summer Activities to Keep Kids Occupied

Summertime is full of fun, sun, long afternoons … and lots of free time. After awhile, the kids become antsy (and let’s face it, so can mom). To help ward off summertime boredom, check out our “best of” ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Kid-Friendly Day Trips From […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {February 27, 28 and March 1}

Friday, February 27 Free Fridays at the Zoo for Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties Last weekend! Richland and Lexington county residents are invited to enjoy Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden-only in January and February. The promotion will run Fridays through February 28. Free Fridays applies to Richland and Lexington county residents only; guests […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {February 20, 21, 22}

Friday, February 20 Free Fridays at the Zoo for Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties Richland and Lexington county residents are invited to enjoy Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden-only in January and February. The promotion will run Fridays through February 28. Free Fridays applies to Richland and Lexington county residents only; guests must present […]

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Weekend Events for Kids {January 30, 31, February 1}

Friday, January 30 Free Fridays at the Zoo for Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties Richland and Lexington county residents are invited to enjoy Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden-only in January and February. The promotion will run Fridays through February 28. Free Fridays applies to Richland and Lexington county residents only; guests must present […]

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Weekend Activities for Kids in Columbia {January 2, 3, 4}

Friday, January 2 Free Fridays at the Zoo for Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties Richland and Lexington county residents are invited to enjoy Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden-only in January and February. The promotion will run from Friday, January 3, 2014 and each consecutive Friday through February 28, 2014. Free Fridays applies […]

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Weekend Activity for Kids {December 26, 27, 28}

** December has lots of holiday activities for the kids. Find a complete list here.** Friday, December 26 Winterfest A State Museum holiday tradition kicks off in December with a two-week- long celebration of the winter season!  Free with museum admission. Holiday crafts and scavenger hunt: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Solar observing in the museum’s new observatory: […]

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