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We invite you to a blindfolded tour of the National Museum of Natural History – the third event from the “Seeing through the dark” project!

The aim of our project is to acquaint the participants with the world in a different way, inviting them to blindfold themselves and trust a blind person to help them in carrying out seemingly simple tasks. When the roles are switched and the blind become better oriented in the environment, the seeing participants can appreciate the capabilities of their blind guides. At the same time blindfolding automatically shifts the focus to other senses – especially the sense of hearing, the sense of touch, and the sense of smell – and one can experience the world in a different way.

On the 6th of October, 2013, from 13:00 on, you are invited to a blindfolded tour of the National Museum of Natural History. The event will focus on each sense, necessary for orientation, apart from vision. The blind guides from the previous events (“Park in the dark” and “Vitosha walk”) will take part.

During the event you will take part in an unusual tour of the museum, accompanied by the blind leaders. You will enter rooms, in which you will experience the different senses in an enhanced way. We will share with you what we have learned about them during the project and from our research on the topic.

At the end of the tour sessions, still blindfolded, we will sit down and talk over a drink and something to eat.

Date: 6th of October, 2013, Sunday

Place: National Museum of Natural History, No. 1, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia


From 13:00 to 16:00 you can enter the sense rooms in groups. The presentation in each room will take about 20 minutes. From 16:00 to 17:00 we can talk over tea/coffee (preferably while still blindfolded)