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Kulture City

Greenburgh Nature Center has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. KultureCity is a nationally recognized nonprofit that seeks to create inclusive spaces for those in the sensory needs community. They have created over 350 sensory-inclusive venues in four countries since their inception.

Through this partnership, we hope to create a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for visitors with sensory needs. We hope to raise awareness of the challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by training our staff, and by offering the following resources and accommodations listed below to our guests.

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our front reception desk located at the entrance to the Manor House.

Weighted Lap Pads

Weighted lap pads are also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID) our front reception desk located at the entrance to the Manor House.

Social Story and KultureCity All-Inclusive App

KultureCity offers a free app that you can download to explore areas of the Nature Center in preparation for your visit! Download the KultureCity All-Inclusive App here to help you further with your next visit to the Nature Center:

 

Sensory Fridays

For many, the Nature Center is a haven for fostering connection with the natural world, but for some, a visit can quickly become overwhelming. This April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Nature Center will offer special hours exclusively for sensory sensitive individuals and their families.

“Sensory-Friendly Fridays” will be held at the Nature Center on the following dates from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm:

April 3rd, 17th, and 24th

Pricing: Adults $7, Children $5

During these hours, guests will have access to our manor house and Live Animal Museum without the usual crowds where they can enjoy a more relaxed experience. Staff will be present to assist guests as they touch and interact with our animals, and there will be additional sensory activities available. Lights, music and other noises will also be adjusted to make the experience more comfortable. ]

For additional questions, please contact Danielle Callahan at  dcallahan@greenburghnaturecenter.org

*Please note that the general public will still have access to our outside exhibits. Areas like the barnyard and playground may still be crowded with visitors who are not here specifically for Sensory-Friendly Fridays.