Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Julia of ‘Sesame Street’ Joins Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens

Sesame Street’s own Julia will now be part of the Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Julia, an autistic four year old girl from Sesame Street loves playing with friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby. In honor of Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate Julia’s arrival, Busch Gardens is hosting a sensory friendly showing of “Let’s Play Together,” April 13 and 14 at 10 a.m.

Afterward, walk-around Julia will meet guests attending the show, and families can also take home free Sesame Street storybooks featuring Julia.

Image Courtesy Busch Gardens.

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The nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop developed Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children with content featuring Julia to help families with autism. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is one of two theme parks in the U.S. to have Julia as part of the friends of Sesame Street.

Adding to the fun, Florida residents can register until May 19 for the 2019 Preschool Card. It is valid for unlimited visits at both Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for children ages five or younger through the end of the year.

Other fun events involving Sesame Street include Safari of Fun Spring Kids’ Weekends happening every Saturday and Sunday May 4-19. Join Elmo, Cookie Monster and the gang for fun-filled dance parties, crafts and more. This fall will also feature the Safari of Fun Fall Kids’ Weekend also happening on Saturdays and Sundays October 5-27 featuring fall inspired activities on Sesame Street.

Be sure to visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay website to learn about these and other family friendly events!

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