Sensory Friendly Day

Join us for a fun, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment during this private event.

Event Date
Monday, October 21, 2024
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Event Time
10:00 am
2:00 pm
10:00 am
2:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$8 Per Person
Location
Accessibility
See Accessibility
About the Event

Children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, and various learning differences, and their families are invited to experience the Museum with dimmed lights, limited extra sounds and no distracting motions during this private event. Extra signage is added to help visitors determine things not to climb on, and entrances between exhibits where it is good to stop and wait for an adult before continuing. Our Sensory Friendly Days offer a wonderful relief from extra stimuli. These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • Less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • Ear defenders and sunglasses available on loan
  • Designated quiet rooms
  • Families are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks (Fresh Café will be closed)

ACTIVITIES:

Halloween  Story Time  

Join us for a spooky interactive reading experience!

Times: 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,12:00 p.m.

Location: Parent Resource Library

Faithful  Paws   

Volunteers and their specially trained and certified personal pets will bring unconditional love and furry comfort.

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kids’ Hall    

Cognitive  Development Lab at University of Houston  

Stop by the Cognitive Development Lab and have fun playing games while parents learn about various research project focused on children with autism spectrum disorder.

Times: 10:00a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:  Kids’ Hall

Autism Moms  of Houston  

Visit AMoH, a nonprofit created to empower, educate, advocate for, and celebrate inclusion for everyone on the autism spectrum.

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kids’ Hall    

ACES  (Autism Comprehensive Educational Service)  

Visit ACES and learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kids’ Hall    

Cool Down Room

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Celebrations (2nd Floor) | See Staff for assistance

Creative Movement with the Houston Ballet  

Visit the Houston Ballet and have fun creating popsicle stick ballerinas.

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kids’ Hall    


Museum Story Guides have been created to help you and your child familiarize yourself with the Museum and its exhibits before your visit. Written from a child’s perspective, the guides can be helpful in planning which exhibits to visit and in which order:


Fresh Café is not open during this event. You may bring your own lunch and snacks.

Registration is required for this event. Click above for tickets.

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Event Date
Monday, October 21, 2024
Event Date
Mon
Oct
21
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Mon
Oct
21
2024
Event Time
10:00 am
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2:00 pm
10:00 am
2:00 pm
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$8 Per Person
Location
Disability Accessibility
CONSIDER WEARING A MASK
Please consider wearing a mask. Feeling sick? Come back when you feel better. Exposed to someone with COVID in the last 7 days? Please visit us another day. We remain committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC guidelines.
Thank You to Our Event SPONSORs
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