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12th Annual

Festival of Human Abilities

Celebrate the Creative Spirit of People with Disabilities

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its 12th annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Wheelchair dance, live music, signing choirs, art demonstrations, accessible SCUBA diving demonstrations, storytelling, service dog demonstrations, and other creative performances will be featured by people who have disabilities. Free interactive classes for people of all ages and abilities will be offered. Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows and an audio tour is available for those who are blind. Extra elevators and assistance dog relief areas will be available to the public.

At the Festival of Human Abilities, guests with or without a disability will have the opportunity to learn unique adaptive skills taught by artists and other experts with disabilities. A variety of free creative workshop classes will be held on site throughout the festival weekend, lasting thirty to forty-five minutes per session. Classes will include sessions on hip hop dancing, painting with wheelchair wheels, decorative hat painting, and singing in sign language.

Festival performers will include sign language choir Love in Motion, ARC Handbell Choir, hip hop dance group Homeland Crew, hip hop wheelchair dance group Walk and Roll Dance Team, and musical performers Adam Walden, and Dat Nguyen.

The Aquarium’s festival program will showcase the talents of people with disabilities with displays and demonstrations by Colours Wheelchairs, adaptive SCUBA demonstrations, service dog demonstrations by Canine Companions for Independence, and much more.

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Festival of Human Abilities
Walk and Roll Dance Team