Syracuse, NY (January 27, 2020) – KultureCity has partnered with Escape The Estate, LLC to make the Museum of Intrigue at Destiny USA and all of the programs and events that the venue hosts to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with any sensory issues that visit the Museum of Intrigue.
The certification process entailed the staff at the Museum of Intrigue being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests and fans with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards (produced in conjunction with Boardmaker) and weighted lap pads will also be available to all guests at the Museum of Intrigue at Destiny USA who may feel overwhelmed by the environment.
Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which is an enormous part of the environment in a venue like the Museum of Intrigue. With its new certification, the Museum of Intrigue is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible when attending any event at the Museum of Intrigue.
Prior to attending an event, families can download the free KultureCity App where one can view what sensory features are available and where they can access them. Also, on the App is the Social Story which will provide a preview of what to expect while enjoying an event at Museum of Intrigue.
“To know that you soon will be able to enjoy an interactive gaming experience with their loved ones who have a sensory challenge and who were not able to previously visit, is truly a heartwarming moment. Our communities are what shapes our lives and to know that the Museum of Intrigue is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone, no matter their ability, is included in their community is amazing.” Dr. Julian Maha, Co-Founder, KultureCity.
The Museum of Intrigue is produced by Escape The Estate, LLC. Their interactive gaming concept started in Syracuse, NY in 2017 and is the only one of it’s kind in the world to date. The Intrigue model specializes in multigenerational gaming with their main adventurer base ranging in ages of 7-77! Museum of Intrigue is located on the 3rd floor of Destiny USA in between the IMAX Theater and RPM Raceway. More information can be found at: museumofintrigue.com.
KultureCity is a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs; not just those with Autism. Since the program’s inception, KultureCity has created over 350 sensory inclusive venues in 4 countries; this includes special events such as: NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, MLB All Star Weekend. KultureCity has won many awards for its efforts: NASCAR Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in 2017, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quiet Space Sensory Room at Quicken Loans Arena was a finalist for the 2018 Stadium Business Award, and the 2018 Clio Sports Silver for social good in partnership with Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena. Recently, KultureCity was awarded one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019 by FastCompany.