In response to customer suggestions, "Sensory-Friendly Mornings" will be moved to the evenings! The next monthly event especially tailored for individuals on the Autism spectrum with sensory sensitivity, will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For a glimpse of the details, please watch this piece produced by WGAL, our local TV station: http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/lancaster/choo-choo-barn-offers-sensory-sensitive-event/-/9704306/21445038/-/vubfkgz/-/index.html.
With input from local autism experts at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, we will adapt the train display to create a sensory-friendly experience. Changes to the display include turning off the fire siren at the popular burning house scene, quieting the various musical elements around the display, covering the large mirror along the walls and shortening the amount of time the lights are dimmed during the nighttime scene. Other changes include covering the exit signs with stop signs and removing promotional signs that refer to loud noises. During the 1 1/2 hour-long event, each child will be given a photo treasure hunt, highlighting nine different objects to find as they view the display packed with small-scale local landmarks and detailed scenes from Lancaster County.
To ensure the entire event is a pleasant experience for families and not over-crowded, the event will be limited to 50 people. RSVPs are required. The admission price is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11. To RSVP or ask for additional details, please email Kristi at kristi@ChooChooBarn.com. Please include your name and the number of adults and children in your party. Email is the preferred method of contact, but if necessary, you can RSVP via phone (717) 687-7911 on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 10a-4p. Ask for Kristi.
Looking for the best deal? Consider purchasing a Choo Choo Barn annual pass, available for regular admission or admission to the Sensory-Friendly Events, which pays for itself within three visits.