Dr Mariya Moosajee, consultant ophthalmologist and clinician-scientist, and her team will be at the Science Museum overnight on Saturday 4 August to host an interactive exhibition for children with disabilities and special education needs (SEN). SENsory Astronights is a relaxed, after-dark exploration of the Science Museum which includes a sleepover in one of the iconic museum galleries.
The event will include the ‘Eye-Scape' exhibition to explain how our eyes form and what happens when it goes wrong. Children will be invited to get involved by modelling their own eyes from clay. These pieces of art will then be made into a larger tactile piece for inclusion in the BlindArt collection at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Dr Mariya Moosajee, along with her research team will also show visitors how our vision develops with props to touch and feel.
The exhibition, supported by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, will encourage children and families to understand what happens when problems occur with the development of the eye and what this can mean for people that experience these problems.
For more information visit the Science Museum’s website: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/sensory-astronights
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