We have made the difficult decision to extend our temporary closure through April 10, 2020. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers remains our top priority. We can only be leaders in family learning and provide your family with memorable experiences if we keep our community healthy. Learn More
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 Light
Contains a Tactile Opportunity
Contains a Movement Opportunity
Contains a Strong Smell
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 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.