Having a blast at the final Special Needs Day of 2017

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Every day, Liberty Science Center features experiences for guests of all ages and stages of learning. But on Special Needs Days, we offer an entire day of science learning tailored to special needs classes.

Yesterday on Tuesday, Dec. 5, we celebrated the final Special Needs Day of 2017, offering many unique programs for students, groups, and families. These programs included getting into lab coats and performing check-ups on teddy bears, programming bee robots to locate pollen, and building different creations with large waffle blocks.

Another cool program? Doing art with arthropods!

In this program, students watched as a member from LSC's animal team painted the legs of a Madagascar hissing cockroach with non-toxic paint. Then, right in front of everyone's eyes, the cockroach created an original piece of art.

<i><center>Painting the legs of a Madagascar hissing cockroach with non-toxic paint</i></center>
Painting the legs of a Madagascar hissing cockroach with non-toxic paint

<i><center>Students watch as the cockroach paints its creation</i></center>
Students watch as the cockroach paints its creation

<i><center>The cockroach hard at work!</i></center>
The cockroach hard at work!

Students even got to finger-paint their own creations alongside the animal artists!

Another exciting part of the day was during our "Animal Encounter" program, when LSC Exhibition Leader Alison Walminski interpreted the program in American Sign Language (ASL).

<i><center>Interpreting the "Animal Encounter" program in ASL</i></center>
Interpreting the "Animal Encounter" program in ASL

To accommodate our guests during Special Needs Day, we expanded our lunch space to provide more access to wheelchairs. Additionally, the AV team reduced the volume and the projectionist provided more lighting in our theaters.

We also modified and shut off some exhibits to make sure the entire day was appropriate for our visitors.

Thanks to all the students, parents, teachers, and chaperones that joined us for the day! To learn more about our Special Needs Day programs, contact us at 201.253.1310 or sales@lsc.org.


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