Sensory Friendly Day

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as children with ASD, sensory processing disorder, and a variety of learning differences, along with their families, are granted exclusive access to the Museum!

Event Date
Monday, April 14, 2025
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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

Activities, events and times subject to change.

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

Step into a world of wonder and exploration where the lights are dimmed, the sounds are minimal, and distracting motions are nowhere to be found, allowing for an immersive experience tailored to your needs. Navigate with ease as extra signage guides your path, indicating areas to avoid climbing and entrances between exhibits where it's best to pause and await adult guidance. Join us for a magical journey where every moment is filled with excitement, discovery, and boundless possibilities!

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Mr. Leo Puppet Show: Prepare to be dazzled by the master of puppetry, Mr. Leo! Get ready for an awe-inspiring performance as he takes the stage to mesmerize audiences with his enchanting puppet show, featuring an array of lively marionettes and whimsical characters that will ignite your imagination.

Event Time: From 11 am to noon in Brown Auditorium

Faithful Paws: Get ready to experience an explosion of warmth and joy! Volunteers, along with their specially trained and certified personal pets, will unleash waves of unconditional love and furry comfort.

Event Time: From 10 am to noon in Tree Top

Story Time: Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to celebrate the joys of spring through the power of storytelling. Get ready to be swept away on an unforgettable literary escapade.

Event Times: At 11 and 11:30 am and noon in Parent Resource Library.

ONSITE RESOURCES: (From 10 am to 1 pm in New Kids' Hall)
  • SPARKS: Prepare to be swept up in the dynamic energy of a vibrant community united by a common purpose: accelerating the understanding of autism.
  • Workforce Solution: Unlock the door to your full potential as you delve into an array of tools, guidance, and support tailored to your unique journey. Whether you're seeking to enhance your skills, explore new career paths, or overcome challenges, Workforce Solution is the ultimate destination for transformation for children with disabilities from ages 14 to 22.
  • Cool Down Room: Experience the thrill of the moment, but when the excitement reaches its peak, retreat to the ultimate sanctuary: the Celebrations Cool Down room!

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:

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

Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator at (713) 535-7238

Fresh Café is not open during this event. You may bring your own lunch and snacks.
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Event Date
Monday, April 14, 2025
Event Date
Mon
Apr
14
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Mon
Apr
14
2025
Event Time
10:00 am
-
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.
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