Allowing visitors navigate comfortably by indicating areas of high stimulation - including noisy, dark, crowded, or bright spaces. Download here.
Second Saturday of each month thru December
During Sensory-Friendly Museum Days, individuals of all ages with autism, complex developmental disabilities, or sensory sensitivities are welcome to experience our Main Exhibit, gift shop, and cafe during special early-morning hours before the museum opens to the general public.
In addition to the museum’s lighting and sound features being augmented and having trained staff on-hand to guide visitors through their experience, the following will be offered:
Helping learners adjust to a potentially new social situation by describing the environment, highlighting important cues, and offering examples of appropriate ways to respond. Download here.
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. We are dedicated to ensuring the full integration of individuals with disabilities who use our facilities. Learn more about our efforts to make our exhibits, activities, and events as inclusive and accessible as possible for all visitors.
Make sure to check out our blog for a behind-the-scenes look at our Sensory-Friendly Museum Days and to learn more about the two women who made this program a reality.
Funding for Sensory Friendly Museum Days has been provided by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts members and donors. View a copy of our annual report or visit our website for a more comprehensive list of supporters.