Sensory Night at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is an engaging, interactive, and inspiring night to promote families playing, learning and dreaming together in a low-sensory museum experience. Held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5-7pm, sensory night is intended for all individuals with sensory integration needs including people with autism.
According to Mary Fellenz, OTR/L, an Autism Specialist and owner of MF Therapy Group, “Sensations flow into the brain like streams flowing into a lake. Countless bits of sensory information enter our brain at every moment, not only from our eyes and ears, but also from every place in our bodies. When the flow of sensations is disorganized, life can be like a rush hour traffic jam where you become stressed, anxious and unable to process all of the sensory input.”
“C'MON accounts for these sensitivities and turns down the lights, and audio visuals in our exhibits, and provides noise canceling headphones in order to respect the needs of all individuals,” says Kelsey Johnson, Community Initiatives Manager at C’mon. “Within this environment, those with sensory sensitivities are able to relish in play and learning without over-stimulation or anxiety-inducing aspects. Moreover, adults can engage with their children in a safe and protected environment which enhances the overall family experience.”
The C’mon experience is one that every child enjoys and remembers. Our Sensory Nights have been created to ensure that every child and family in our community is given the chance to participate in our museum and feel the joy it can bring through play and learning. The next Sensory Night is scheduled for July 22 from 5-7pm. Please visit www.cmon.org for more information or call Kelsey Johnson at 239-260-1711.
About Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is Collier County’s first learning environment devoted exclusively to learning through play, exploration, innovation, creation and observation. C’mon encompasses 38,000-square-foot of space and is located in the North Collier Regional Park just 1.5 miles for I-75 exit 111. C’mon, one of the finest children’s museums in the United States, is fully accessible to all children regardless of their physical or learning abilities. To learn more about C’mon, visit www.cmon.org.