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Exploring Our Way

Sensory Friendly Playtime

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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 FREE 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 day.


Upcoming Dates:

FULL - Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm >>

Tuesday, April 2, 1-3pm >>

Sunday, May 5, 1-3pm >>

Tuesday, June 4, 1-3pm >>

The museum is closed to the public during these monthly Exploring Our Way playtimes. 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. Online reservations are required, but are totally free.

The Details

  • Register online in advance

  • Plan-your-visit resources available:

    • Take a look at this social story that walks through what to expect during a visit to the museum.

    • This YouTube video will give you an overview of the exhibits

    • Or you can tour the museum virtually with this 3D virtual tour

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