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The Henry Ford Sensory-Friendly Saturdays at the Giant Screen Experience

May 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm EDT

Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11 AM at The Henry Ford’s Giant Screen Experience for a customized movie experience designed for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder and their loves ones. Each month we will feature a different film pulled from our regular schedule of high-quality educational documentaries for families.

On May 8th at 11:00am, the Giant Screen Experience will be showing Into America’s Wild. Step off the beaten path and connect to your inner trailblazer in this cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world.

Your experience includes modifications to the traditional theater experience:

Lighting: The house lights stay on throughout the film

Sound: The sound is turned down for sensitive ears

Format: No 3D – all movies are played in regular format, eliminating concerns about 3D glasses

Length/Topic: 30- to 45-minute documentary films, appropriate and engaging for all ages

Environment: Stress-free and welcoming

Concessions: Available at the Giant Screen Experience Lobby

Sensory Friendly Second Saturdays are free thanks to a generous grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required. Please register on this form by noon on Friday, May 7th. If you are able, a donation to The Henry Ford is suggested in place of a ticket price ($10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7.50 for children age 3 and up). Please indicate if you would be willing to make a donation below.

Visits to the Giant Screen Experience are safe for all members of your party. The Henry Ford’s safety protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so face masks are required for all guests age 5 and up. Learn more about our theater safety policies on our website: https://www.thehenryford.org/plan-your-visit-to-the-giant-screen-experience/.


May 8
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
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The Henry Ford Museum
(313) 982-6001
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20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124 United States
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