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Grand Traverse Area Children’s Garden hosts sensory-friendly event for their anniversary

TRAVERSE CITY — As part of their 25th anniversary, Grand Traverse Area Children’s Garden is hosting a sensory-friendly awareness event.

Each child gets noise-reducing headphones and a chance to watch and dance during an acoustic set with local band The Accidentals, then enjoy a musical petting zoo with the Traverse City Philharmonic.

The Children’s Garden team took special care coming up with the activities, and specialists will be onsite for guidance and resources.

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“Accessible, but more important, understood by the greatest extent of people. Doesn’t matter size, age, ability or disability. There’s going to be a calm space – visual supports, regulation, stations, sensory breaks,” said executive director Sarah Kuschell.

The July 25 event is free, but registration is required to limit the crowd size.

Click here to register.

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