Summertime has always been a time to let loose and have fun. Whether that means going outside or staying indoors, everyone deserves a little summertime fun. It’s going to be one hot summer, so if you are looking to stay inside and cool in the A/C here are a few ideas:
Museums have always been a great option to relax and enjoy during summer. Two of Jacksonville’s most popular museums include the MOSH museum and the Cummer Arts Museum. The Cummer Museum is an inclusive friendly space filled with art, botanical gardens, and beginning July 2nd till September 3rd every Friday is free with concerts, art experiences and even games. Adult admission is $10.00 on a regular day, Senior Citizen tickets are $6.00 and children under 6 are free.
Along with the Cummer Museum there is the MOSH museum, otherwise known as the Museum of Science and History. This museum puts on several events and demonstrations each day and even has a planetarium for you to gaze into the universe. The MOSH hosts on the fourth Friday of each month an event called Sensory Nights, which features modifications to sound and lighting with fewer guests to accommodate those with differences.
Some other ideas that you and your family may not think about, are the movies. AMC is one of the few sensory friendly movie theaters around. They offer both family-friendly and mature movies, therefore allowing a selection for all. The family-friendly films are showed on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, meanwhile the Mature films are shown every Wednesday of the month. When looking for showtimes the theaters website pinned to your location will be able to inform you of the times or call your local AMC theater.
But if your family, friends, and you are looking for something more thrilling or active, then consider the indoor skydiving experience referred to as iFly. This venue holds an All-Abilities Night on the first Monday of every month from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. This night encourages the flyer to define their abilities.
Enjoy the summer and don’t forget to share with us your adventures!