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  • Museum stories are written from a child's perspective and describe each exhibit in terms of sensation. This story describes two skeletons on the second floor of Dinosaur Hall that children are allowed to touch.

    Museum Stories at the Academy of Natural Sciences for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    February 20, 2014

    As part of an initiative aimed at making a visit to the science museum as stress-free, fun and educational as possible for children on the autism spectrum, families and teachers now can access “museum stories” on the Academy’s website. The museum stories are a pre-visit tool to prepare children for what they might experience in the museum, where loud noises, unfamiliar sights, bright and dark rooms, and unpredictable live animals may cause discomfort and stress.

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