Sensory-Friendly Sessions

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum welcomes children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or sensory processing disorders (SPD) and their families to our Sensory-Friendly Sessions. We understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some children. We have worked to create an event where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. We hope our Sensory-Friendly Sessions will provide opportunities to navigate social situations, encourage peer-to-peer interaction and develop confidence through play.

Our sessions will include open-play and facilitated programming. The Museum may welcome trusted community partners to attend to provide resources and answer questions. No proof of qualification will be required.

February 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

February 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

March 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
March 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: BBCM Social Story
View our facility sensory map: BBCM Sensory Map

Museum Safety Protocol
Masks are required for all adults. Masks should be worn by all visitors age 3 and up (we understand if this is not possible for some children – just do your best).
The Museum reserves the right to ask any patrons to leave the Museum for the health and safety of all. We are limiting our capacity for the Sensory-Friendly Session, please be respectful and social distance when possible.

Food and Beverages
Food and beverages, except for water, are not allowed on the Museum floor. If you or your little ones must have a snack, please leave the Museum while you eat. You will be allowed back into the session.

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Advanced reservations are required and some restrictions apply. Learn more.