Explore Abilities Day

An exclusive day for children with learning differences and their families to explore the Museum in a comforting and accepting environment during this private event.

Event Date
Monday, February 13, 2023
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Event Time
10:00 am
3:00 pm
10:00 am
3:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$7 Per Person
Location
Accessibility
See Accessibility
About the Event

Explore Abilities gives families the opportunity to enjoy the entire Museum at their own pace and also participate in the special activities occurring that day. 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)

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Location: Brown Auditorium

10:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Films will play continuously.

Screenings:

*Macropolis (7 minutes) Two toys made at a factory are thrown out and together attempt to be put on a store shelf.  

*Ian (10 minutes) Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground.  However, this young boy is determined and won’t give up easily.  

Jmaxx and the Universal Language (13 minutes) Jarell is a teenager with autism who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.

Best Friend (7 minutes) After moving across the country, a little girl finds more than a best friend when her parents let her adopt a dog.

Anything You Can Do (7 minutes) Game one! Two boys face off in a back room. The competition is fierce.  Faces are pulled, grapes are thrown, and burps are unleased.

Valentine Storytime

Location: Parent Resource Library

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

Join CMH staff for an interactive reading experience!

Faithful Paws

Location: Junktion Hall

11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

SPARK

Location: Junktion Hall

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Visit with SPARK for developmental, behavioral, and community resources.

Cool Down Room

Location: Celebrations (2nd Floor)

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cognitive Development Lab at University of Houston

Location: Junktion Hall

10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Learn about a study on how children and parents play together and how it affects learning.


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, February 13, 2023
Event Date
Mon
Feb
13
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Mon
Feb
13
2023
Event Time
10:00 am
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3:00 pm
10:00 am
3:00 pm
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$7 Per Person
Location
Museum 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.
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