Calm Morning: Finding Nemo Music Workshop

Calm Morning: Finding Nemo Music Workshop

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired by the accommodative screening of Finding Nemo (2003). 


Calm Morning is a free program with the purchase of general admission. Museum admission is free for youth ages 17 and under.

We invite visitors to our Calm Morning program on Saturday, July 29, from 9am to 1pm, with a focus on music, inspired by the film Finding Nemo (2003). ASL interpretation will be provided.

9–10am | Early Gallery Access
Explore the Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation and Effects galleries in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, on Level 3, where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience.

10–11am | Family Workshop
Visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level for a family workshop inspired by the music of the day’s accommodative screening, Finding Nemo (2003). In this film, the music and sound play a key role in telling the story of Marlin and Nemo’s journey trying to find each other in the vast ocean. In this family workshop, we will be joined by a local early education organization, Minibop Music, to lead sensory friendly music activities that explore the connections between the movie and the music.

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of Finding Nemo at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater. The screening is part of our weekly Family Matinees film series. A separate admission ticket is required.

The Shirley Temple Education Studio will remain open during the screening as a space for relaxation and continued art making until 1pm.

Minibop Music:  Minibop is an early education organization that utilizes the universal language of music to make learning more engaging and accessible for families and schools. They are a team of educators, musicians, and parents who are committed to bettering children’s lives. 

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email 

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