Calm Mornings

Calm Mornings

Designated hours to experience the museum in a less-sensory-stimulating setting.

Designated hours to experience the museum in a less-sensory-stimulating setting.

We invite visitors to celebrate musicals during our March Calm Morning program. ASL interpretation provided.

First, explore selected galleries in the museum’s exhibition. Next, visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio for a special sing and sign-along with Deaf West Theatre featuring songs that were nominated for and won Oscar awards.

In addition to the Calm Morning program, visitors are invited to attend our sing-along accommodative screening of Mary Poppins (1964) at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater, as part of our weekly film series. A separate admission ticket is required.  

Calm Mornings create an environment for all visitors to enjoy less-sensory-stimulating spaces with moderated sound and lighting displays. Museum staff will be available to suggest areas for self-guided exploration before the museum’s opening hours. Museum educators will be available for guided Gallery Highlight experiences that are interactive and adaptable to many learning styles. 

Deaf West Theatre
Committed to innovation, collaboration, training, and activism, Deaf West is the artistic bridge between the Deaf and hearing worlds. Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Deaf West engages artists and audiences in unparalleled theater and media experiences inspired by Deaf culture and the expressive power of sign language, weaving ASL with spoken English to create a seamless ballet of movement and voice.


  • 9–10am
    Calm Morning Early Gallery Access

  • 10–10:45am
    Sing and Sign-Along

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

Academy Museum inclusion initiatives are made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation. This program is also made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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