The American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is beginning “The Discovery Squad,” a new tour program developed for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The program will begin on February 7, 2015 and run on selected Saturday mornings through June 2015. It is open to 5-14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders (each child must be accompanied by an adult).
Children can join a tour lead by trained Museum tour guides and spend time exploring the Discovery Room (an interactive exhibit that gives a behind-the-scenes look at all the major fields of science, ranging from anthropology to zoology) before the Museum is open to the public. Families are invited to stay after the tour and enjoy the rest of the museum.