The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will host an evening designed for visitors with special needs and their families.
Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night is 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 11, at the downtown Raleigh museum's Nature Exploration Center. It's open to all ages.
During the evening, the museum will stay open late for visitors to explore during a quieter time. Special activities include live-animal meet and greets and a quiet room. A low-sensory viewing of the 3D movie "Flight of the Butterflies," is planned from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitors also can check out the museum's special exhibit, "American Adventure," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event is free, but there is a fee to see the movie or enter the exhibit. Museum goers can take advantage of a special package rate for the exhibit and 3D movie of $4 for both if purchased onsite during the night of the program.