Calm Morning: The NeverEnding Story

Calm Morning: The NeverEnding Story

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired bythe accommodative screening of The NeverEnding Story (1984). 

Calm Mornings 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, November 26, from 9am to 1pm, with a focus on the film The NeverEnding Story (1984). 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 for a family workshop inspired by The NeverEnding Story (1984). We will be making different types of small books where families can create their own never-ending story! We will also have a green screen backdrop for families to take photos in front of virtual fantastical backgrounds.

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of The NeverEnding Story 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 

Academy Museum accessibility initiatives are made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation. Calm Mornings arealso supported in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. 

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