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, December 12, 2022
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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

Children with autism spectrum disorder 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:

  • Less crowded environment
  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual safety signage
  • Designated quiet rooms

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

SENSORY  FRIENDLY DAY SPECIAL HOURS:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Special Sensory Friendly Day Admission:  $7 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

Holiday Storytime

Join our CMH Educator for an interactive holiday reading experience!  

11:00a.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.  

11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Junktion Hall

Santa Claus

Santa and his favorite elf are coming to town to visit all the boys and girls at the Children’s Museum.

11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kid’s Hall Alcove

Smiles and Fur Friends Houston

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

10:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Junktion Hall

Cool Down Room

A safe place to avoid overstimulation and relax.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

Sensory Resources:

Visit with ACES and SPARKS for developmental, behavioral, community resources.

10 a.m. - 2:30 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:

Pre-registration is required for this event. Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.

If you would like to bring a group of 15+, please contact:

Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator
ldungus@cmhouston.org
(713)535-7238

Other Sensory Friendly/Explore Abilities Dates:

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, April 24, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Event Date
Monday, December 12, 2022
Event Date
Mon
Dec
12
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Mon
Dec
12
2022
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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