Long Island Explorium Sensory Garden
We would like to thank the Decision Women in Commerce and Profession for their generous contributions in the creation of the Long Island Explorium's Sensory Garden
Sensory gardens are outdoor environments with flower aromas, plant colors, kinetic sculptures and interactive devices that encourage sensory play, learning and experience using all senses.
In summer 2019, the Decision Women in Commerce and Professions provided funding to create a sensory garden in front of the Long Island Explorium.
Sensory gardens are outdoor environments with flower aromas, plant colors, kinetic sculptures, and interactive devices that encourage sensory play, learning, and experience, using all senses, not only visual. These gardens have been shown to offer a range of health, therapeutic, and educational benefits to all visitors, with particular benefits to children with sensory challenges, especially those on the autistic spectrum.
The Explorium provides staff specially trained in guiding experiences that can foster the development of skills and strategies to self-calm and/or self-focus.