Sun, Aug 06|
Sensory Day at Hattiesburg Zoo
The Hattiesburg Zoo staff has been trained by leading professionals to recognize guests with sensory needs, and know how to handle any sensory overload situations that may occur
Time & Location
Aug 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hattiesburg Zoo, 107 S 17th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, USA
About the event
The Hattiesburg Zoo's next Sensory Day is scheduled 10am-4pm on Sunday, August 6th!
The Hattiesburg Zoo staff has been trained by leading professionals to recognize guests with sensory needs, and know how to handle any sensory overload situations that may occur. Sensory bags, available in the Zoo office are equipped with noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads are designed to help both children and adults and can help lessen sensory overload and help engage and redirect individuals.
On a regular day, the Zoo is a bustling attraction, filled with plenty of sounds and movement that could possibly trigger an adverse reaction in someone with sensory sensitivities. On every Sensory Day the zoo will have all music turned off, quiet train rides, sensory stations, and calm animal encounters throughout the day. This event will take place during regular zoo hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Zoo staff is prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities, and all guests will be welcomed with comfort and accommodation. The Hattiesburg Zoo was the first attraction/destination in Mississippi to be certified by KultureCity as a sensory inclusive location.
Regular zoo admission rates apply, and there is no additional charge for Sensory Day. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at admissions.hattiesburgzoo.com until 9:00am on August 6th. Annual passes will be honored for every Sensory Day.