Check out these activities at FestAbility!

Duo Dogs: The Touch Program

Duo Dogs - Creating Extraordinary Bonds Between People and Dogs

  

 

Join Duo Dogs in the lower level classroom at the Missouri History Museum from 

2-5pm for activities! 


The Touch Program certifies volunteers and their own dogs to visit facilities in which the adult and pediatric patients or residents can benefit from a visit with a well-trained canine. These facilities include hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, and rehab clinics. Experience has shown that family and facility staff also benefit from the Touch visits in the facility as much as the patients or residents do.

The dogs are accepted into the program based on their temperament and their willingness to be touched and interact with people. Currently, the Touch Program has dogs ranging from teacup breeds, to Great Danes, Bull Mastiffs, and all breeds, mixes, and sizes in between. 

The Bubble Bus

Bubble Bus, bubbles, bus, bubble-making, magic bubbles

   Join the Bubble Bus on the north lawn of the Missouri History Museum from 3-4pm on July 28th!  


 

The Bubble Bus is the world’s most sure-fire way of spreading joy and bubbles to people of all ages.

The first and only mobile business of its kind, the Bubble Bus and its interactive bubble-making magic can appear anywhere you want to attract or entertain a crowd. 

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Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage

View of the audience at the Muny Opera Theater looking out from the stage in St. Louis, 1920s

 View of the audience at the Muny Opera Theater looking out from the stage in St. Louis, 1920s. Photograph by W. C. Persons 


On July 28th at FestAbility please join us  for the following tours 

1:30-2pm -  ASL tour of Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage

3:30-4pm  -  AD tour Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage

 

The Muny’s longtime slogan—Alone in Its Greatness—is perhaps the best way to describe the nation’s largest and oldest continually operating outdoor theatre, which celebrates its centennial season in 2018.

Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage shines a spotlight on this St. Louis summer staple. In it you’ll find out how the theatre was formed, see highlights from seasons past, and peek backstage to discover how that famous Muny magic works. You’ll hear the recollections of stars and staff alike, and have a chance to leave your own Muny memory. You’ll also get to explore 99 seasons’ worth of Muny programs, vote on your favorite stage star, and even learn a dance step or two.

Panorama of the City

Hot air balloons partially inflated at a field in south St. Louis, 1919. Photograph by W. C. Persons

Hot air balloons partially inflated at a field in south St. Louis, 1919. Photograph by W. C. Persons. Missouri History Society. 


On July 28th at FestAbility please join us  for the following tours 

2:30-3pm -  ASL tour of Panoramas of the City 

4:30-5pm  -  AD tour of Panoramas of the City 


In the first half of the 20th century, St. Louis photographers used panoramic photography to capture moments from the city’s history—everything from baseball games and Charles Lindbergh’s homecoming to protests and disaster relief. The stunning, immersive images they created celebrate St. Louis’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and document the day-to-day lives of its people.

Panoramas of the City uses more than 50 of these photographs to bring St. Louis’s history to life. Through these images—several of which are blown up so large that you’ll feel like you can walk right through them—you can experience St. Louis’s past in a way you never have before. Discover new, all-but-forgotten stories about this city’s rich and diverse history, and take in the unfamiliar images of familiar moments, pictures that provide new perspective on well-known stories from the past.Hot air balloons partially inflated at a field in south St. Louis, 1919. Photograph by W. C. Persons

Lasting Impressions: Sensory Room

Lasting Impressions, Home remodeling, adaptive home design,

Take a break in our FestAbility sensory room provided by Lasting Impressions from 1-9pm 


 No matter what diagnosis someone may have, they deserve the same quality of life as the next person, and that is what we stand behind here at Lasting Impressions. With our home remodeling we have ways to create a wheelchair accessible home, a safe space, a sensory room in St. Louis, a track lift system and more. We tell everyone to simply tell us what difficulty it is you are facing, and let us do the legwork. We get more joy from helping and making a difference than anything else we do with our lives. Our hearts are great and our eyes are open. We see the places in our world that need to be changed, and that is what we aim to do. Gandhi said to “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, and that is what we do with every dawning day. 

FestAbility kid zone!

Roborebels #STEMforALL

Roborebels #STEMforALL

  

Join STEMforALL in the FestAbility Kids Zone! (AT&T Room) at the Missouri History Museum from 

2-5pm for activities! 


THE RoboRebels outreach imitative #STEMforALL! is a program run by volunteers involved in FIRST Robotics and STEM high school programs. It includes hands on project based educational activities using STEM Tools. Tools such as: LEGO Bricks, Robots, Code Games, etc. STEM being defined as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The RoboRebels truly believe that #STEMforALL! engages all individuals, no matter what their abilities or background, to improve their computational thinking. 



Artists First

Artists First STL

 Join Artists First in the FestAbility Kids Zone! (AT&T Room) at the Missouri History Museum from 

2-5pm for activities! 


Artists First is a nonprofit organization that provides aspiring artists of all abilities access to quality materials, expansive studio space, respectful guidance, and a friendly, supportive community. At Artists First, individuals are offered a platform to grow through creative self-expression socially, intellectually and emotionally.
Artists First's open studio programs promote arts, community involvement, education and wellbeing for adults with disabilities, youth with and without disabilities and current and former Armed Service members.
Using a creative approach genuine community integration, personal and financial growth of disenfranchised individuals is furthered.