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Sensory Resources

Sensory Map

If you have a child with ASD or sensory sensitivities, we would like to help prepare your child ahead of time for some of the sights and sounds they will experience.

Download a sensory map or pick one up once you arrive at the Entry Gates or Concierge Desk. Maps provide information about the layout of the museum and indicate areas that are sensory-heavy, as well as those that may be less stimulating. Symbols indicate if a particular area:

Contains Low LightContains Low Light

Is BrightIs Bright

Is QuietIs Quiet

Is LoudIs Loud

Contains a Tactile OpportunityContains a Tactile Opportunity

Contains a Movement OpportunityContains a Movement Opportunity

Contains a Strong SmellContains a Strong Smell

Download the Map


Social Narrative

Download our social narrative to see photos and learn more about some of the areas that your child may find appealing, and some of the areas that may be over-stimulating or anxiety-producing. You may want to read this guide with your child one or more times prior to your visit.

Download Social Narrative


Visual Checklist

Download and print our visual checklist. In this packet, you will find tips for your visit, along with instructions, picture cards, and a template to create a schedule for your day at the museum.   

Download Visual Checklist