Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Log Number: ARPML-250759-OMLS-22
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will conduct an audience-informed professional development initiative to ensure the post-pandemic return of a supportive and accessible museum environment for children with disabilities and their families. Museum staff will receive training in designing and implementing programs that accommodate the needs of visitors with varying abilities. The museum also will revitalize its special needs council—an advisory group of professionals with expertise in occupational therapy, special education, and museum accessibility—to support programming that engages children with disabilities. The museum will inform its programming by conducting focus groups with children with disabilities and their families.