Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum in New York City, an American military and maritime history museum, was founded in 1982 on the storied WWII aircraft carrier Intrepid. It welcomes over one million visitors annually and, not surprisingly, the crowds at times can be challenging to navigate for individuals with sensory sensitives.

The museum, however, offers several accessibility programs and events over the summer for children with autism and other disabilities. They include early morning programs where families receive a sensory bag with interactive activities, a social narrative and the chance to explore the museum without the crowds. The events include Build It, Sail It, Fly It, where you can learn about the tools used y aircraft restoration specialists at the Museum, and practice building your own designs.

Another of the offerings is its  All Access Maker Camp, a week of exploring the Intrepid Museum, solving problems, experimenting with new tools and technology, designing projects, and the chance to make friends. It’s for children and teens ages 8–14 with developmental disabilities.

You can find the list of all the museum’s accessible offerings here.

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