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On Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Access Virginia, in partnership with The Mariners’ Museum and Park and with support from The Newport News Arts Commission and M. Price Distribution will offer its’ very first guided touch tour to museum patrons who are Blind or vision impaired. This immersive experience will bring history to life through a presentation of the spice trade which will allow patrons to smell spices that were actually part of the trade. Tour goers will also have the opportunity to tour the museum via guided audio descriptions and 3-D modeling of vessels.

Touch tours open the doors to accessibility for the Blind and vision impaired, so that they may fully experience and appreciate the performing arts, the visual arts, and civic events and venues such as museums.

To learn more, click here. To register, click here.