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ZooLights hosting Sensory Inclusive Night

ZooLights is the ultimate experience for all things merry this time of year! On January 3, Stone Zoo will host a Sensory Inclusive Night from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This event is designed to provide a more accessible and enjoyable experience for guests with sensory sensitivities. The evening will feature calmer, more subdued lighting and reduced or limited sounds. This experience is included with ZooLights admission. No additional tickets are required. No additional tickets are required. After 6:00 p.m. the lights and sounds will resume to their usual level.

This is the latest step in the Zoo’s commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for guests. In 2019, Zoo New England partnered with Kulture City to promote an accommodating and positive experience for guests with sensory processing needs. Sensory bags equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools and verbal cue cards are available at the admissions booths. Recently, a communication board was installed at the Stone Zoo playground, which is an essential visual tool that allows non-speaking children and adults to express themselves by pointing to symbols or images.