Sensory Friendly Play

Sensory Friendly Play

Learn more about Sensory Friendly Play!

Join us on the second Friday of each month from 5-8 pm for a low-sensory playtime that offers a calm, less crowded opportunity for exploration in our Museum’s exhibits.

This playtime is specially designed for children, adults, and families who will benefit from expanded accessibility and sensory accommodations. Service providers and therapists are welcome to accompany students/clients.

Sensory Friendly Play logo for the Children's Museum. This event includes the following adaptations:

  • Less crowded environment (limit of 100 guests)
  • Designated quiet rooms
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Adaptive art tools
  • Service animals welcome
  • Café space available for a sack lunch/supper

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Adaptive equipment available for check-out

Stop by the Welcome Desk on any day we are open, and the Museum can provide a variety of items from a special Adaptive Equipment Toolbox for guests with sensory processing concerns.

Items include:

  • Noise-reducing headphones
  • Universal cuffs
  • Transition timers
  • Picture cards with map
  • Wrist/ankle weights
  • Sensory vest
  • Fidget items
  • Sensory brushes
  • Sunglasses

Read one mother’s experience with Sensory Friendly Play

What exactly does Sensory Friendly Play mean? And what makes these events so special for families? Michelle, the mother of Dawson, has been a regular at these playtimes and took the time to write about it for our blog.

Would you like to be reminded of upcoming playtimes?

Sign up for our Sensory Friendly Play email list for information on upcoming events.

All families with children experiencing disabilities are invited to this private playtime.