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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences plans sensory-friendly night

Posted May 16

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Science, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday.

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh will host a sensory-friendly evening for families and visitors with special needs.

It's set for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., May 25, inside the museum's Nature Exploration Center. It will stay open late so visitors can experience the exhibits during a less busy, quieter period of time.

During the event, visitors can meet scientists and live animals; watch a low-sensory screening of the 3D movie, “Flight of the Butterflies;” and tour the museum's latest traveling exhibit, “RACE: Are We So Different?”

Registration is not required. But if you register before the event, you'll get a schedule of events and other materials to prepare you for your visit a week before the event. It's open to all ages and free (except for ticket fees for the movie).

The museum's website has details.

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