Nashville Zoo Hosts Fourth Annual Autism Awareness Day
Nashville Zoo is proud to host its fourth annual Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 30. Autism Awareness Day, held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), is included with Zoo admission or membership.
Family-oriented animal experiences and games will be held on Festival Field from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests can participate in a Zoo-wide scavenger hunt or sensory tour and may also have close encounters with animals at different times throughout the day. Zoo staff will also be sharing information on Nashville Zoo’s efforts to promote inclusion of audiences on the autism spectrum.
10:00-11:15 Open House at Croft House
10:30-11:00 Animal Encounters at Festival Field
11:30-12:00 Kid’s Tour at Croft House
1:00-1:30 Sensory Friendly Animal Show at Amphitheater
1:30-2:15 Sensory Tour (Meet at Festival Field)
1:45-2:45 Open House at Croft House
2:00-2:30 Sheep Visit at Croft House Front Lawn
2:15-3:00 Sensory Tour (Meet at Festival Field)
3:00-3:45 Sensory Tour (Meet at Festival Field)
The Zoo, along with TRIAD, has developed support tools for the guests on the spectrum, such as visual schedules, social stories, and adjusted Zoo maps. This information can be downloaded on the Zoo’s website: https://www.nashvillezoo.org/upcoming-events/entry/autism-awareness/instance/4-30-2017.
For more information on Autism Awareness Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. Celebrating 20 years at Grassmere, the Zoo attracts more than 890,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit nashvillezoo.org.