Calm Morning: My Neighbor Totoro

Calm Morning: My Neighbor Totoro

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired by the accommodative screening of My Neighbor Totoro (1988).

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

We invite visitors to our Calm Morning program on Saturday, February 25, from 9am to 1pm, with a focus on the film My Neighbor Totoro (1988). 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 My Neighbor Totoro (1988). Join us for an artmaking activity where families can create characters from My Neighbor Totoro. Choose clay or paper to create your favorite characters from the beloved Hayao Miyazaki film. 

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of My Neighbor Totoro 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. 

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

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