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Aug 15, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Museum Offers Sensory Friendly Experience
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Visitors can get a close look at the Bisti Beast without the loud dinosaur roar. Bright flashing lights that are normally used in some of the museum’s exhibits will be turned off. The sound in “The Land of the Volcanoes” and “Origins” exhibits will also be turned off. The museum will show a sensory friendly documentary called Superpower Dogs in the Dyna Theater.

The film narrated by Chris Evans features life-saving dogs. Superpower Dogs follows a rookie puppy “Halo” who is training to find survivors with disaster response teams. It also features “Ricochet” a surfing therapy dog that helps people with special needs and veterans with PTSD. Other superpower dogs in the film include an avalanche rescue dog, a lifeguarding dog and a canine that helps endangered species.

The IMAX film will be shown in 2D at 6:30 p.m. with the theater lights dimmed. Assistance Dogs of the West will also be at the screening. Visitors can learn more about service dogs and matching dogs with people in need of help. Tickets are available at nmnaturalhistory.org for $5.

trailer for Superpower Dogs


For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin at 505-206-9144 , andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us



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