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 16, 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:


  • 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.

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:

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

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

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

ACTIVITIES:

Santa Claus

Bring your wish list and snap a selfie with Santa and his favorite elf!

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kids’ Hall Alcove

Intempo Dance Troupe

Intempo Dance presents a preview of The Nutcracker. Catch this special performance to get into the holiday spirit.  

11:00 a.m.

Location: Brown Auditorium

Storytime

Tis’ the season! Join us in the Parent Resource Library for a cozy holiday tale.  

11:30 a.m. &  12:00 p.m.  

Location: Parent Resource Library

Faithful Paws

Experience unconditional love and furry comfort with trained therapy pets.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Tree Top

Easter Seals of Greater Houston

Visit Easter Seals to learn about the many community resources and services they provide to families.  

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: New Kids’ Hall

ACES (Autism Comprehensive Educational Service)

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

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: New 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.  

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: New Kids’ Hall

Cognitive Develop Lab at University of Houston

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: New Kids’ Hall

Workforce Solutions

Visit Workforce Solutions and receive resources to increase awareness about vocational rehabilitation services for children with disabilities from ages 14-22.  

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: New Kids’ Hall  

SPARKS

Visit SPARKS and learn about a growing community of individuals, families, and researchers on a mission to speed up the understanding of autism.  

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: New Kids’ Hall

Cool Down Room

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Celebrations Room | See staff for assistance.

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Event Date
Monday, December 16, 2024
Event Date
Mon
Dec
16
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Mon
Dec
16
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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