The Autism Society of America and AMC Theaters is hosting “sensory friendly” films again this summer. These film showings are designed to be a less overwhelming and hopefully more enjoyable experience for children with autism. The lights will remain on low, no previews are shown, and the sound is turned down. Families are also allowed to bring their own appropriate snacks and viewers are welcome to get up and move and vocalize during the movie.
June 26 will be Toy Story 3 at 10am at participating theaters.
July 17 will be Despicable Me.
Link to informational website and theater listing:
Museums on Us. Bank of America cardholders are eligible for FREE passes to museums and more around the country during the following weekends:
– July 3 & 4, 2010
– August 7 & 8, 201
– September 4 & 5, 2010
Locally, cardholders can get free passes to the following sites:
Please Touch Museum www.pleasetouchmuseum.org 215-581-3181
Philadelphia Museum of Art – www.philamuseum.org 215-763-8100
National Constitution center– www.constitutioncenter.org 215-409-6600
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – www.pafa.org 215-972-7600
African American Museum in Philadelphia – www.aampmuseum.org 215.574-0380
But click the link below to see the listings for other states, including zoos, science centers and more…
The Blue Star Families program is a free admission program available to active duty military and up to five immediate family members. This partnership with the NAtional Endowment for the Arts offers free admission to over 750 museums nationwide. Eligibility is for any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.
Are you a K-12 classroom teacher, principal or assistant principal? Then you are eligible for the Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Break Teacher pass! This pass allows you free admission Monday through Fridays from June 15 to August 31, 2010, but you must register by July 11, 2010.