Sensory-Friendly Museum Days

Special Museum Access For Visitors of All Ages and Abilities
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  • May 9th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • June 13th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • July 11th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • August 8th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • September 12th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • October 10th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • November 14th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • December 12th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Museum

Sensory-friendly museum days aim to create a fun, enjoyable, and explorative museum experience in an inclusive environment.

They provide access to our museum for individuals of all ages with autism, complex developmental disabilities, or sensory sensitivities.  The museum’s lighting and sound features in our main exhibition are augmented and our trained staff is on-hand to guide visitors through their museum experience.  Additionally, the following will be offered: 

Sensory Bags

Available at the front desk upon request and include a sensory map, noise cancelling headphones, and fidget toys based on the museum’s collection.

Sensory Map 

Allows visitors navigate comfortably by indicating areas of high stimulation - including noisy, dark, crowded, or bright spaces.

Social Narrative 

Helps learners adjust to a potentially new social situation by describing the environment, highlighting important cues, and offering examples of appropriate ways to respond.

Accessibility All The Time

Sensory Bags and copies of the Sensory Map as well as the Social Narrative will be available at the Welcome Desk every day that the Museum is open, in an effort to encourage diverse participation across the spectrum of learners.