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Go Blue for Autism Awareness with Brookfield Zoo

when: Apr 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield, Il

cost: $21.95/adults; $15.95/ages 3-11; discounts available online

ages: All ages

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the scoop:

To bring awareness of one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the country, Brookfield Zoo is partnering with Autism Speaks for the annual Zoos Go Blue Campaign. To commemorate the day, the water in the zoo’s Roosevelt Fountain will be dyed blue, the iconic lion statues will be clothed in blue ribbons and there will be blue flags decorating the park’s grounds. Families are encouraged to visit the zoo’s new inclusion resource center and sensory-friendly family room located at the Hamill Family Play Zoo. The room offer fidgets and other sensory-support materials, comfortable seating, blackout curtains, dimmable lights and access to Wi-Fi, while the newly renovated resource center provides tools to enhance a visit, including an accessibility guide, visual schedules, social stories, magazines and noise-reducing headphones.

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