Exploring Our Way: Sensory Friendly Playtime
For some children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders, a visit to museums like ours is challenging or over-stimulating. The Exploring Our Way: Sensory Friendly Playtimes are exclusive to families of children with special needs. These monthly, low-sensory events are designed for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders allowing them to explore the Museum along with their families without the noise, crowds, and stimulation of a typical open day.
We limit the number of families who can attend, turn down sounds and lights, provide a quiet zone with sensory activities away from the exhibit floor and have noise cancelling headphones to borrow. A medical diagnosis is not required. Pre-registration is required.
Masks are now optional for all during Exploring Our Way.
2022 Dates through June
- Regular admission rates apply; discounts will be honored
- Register online in advance
- Plan-your-visit resources available:
- Days will alternate between weekday and weekend, to accommodate more families.