April 11, 2024

Sensory-Friendly Hours

From: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join us during sensory-friendly hours for families with disabilities and experience Discovery Place Science in a calmer, quieter environment.

01/ 31/23: Updated marketing photography at Discovery Place museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by: PatrickSchneiderPhoto.com
  • Full Museum
  • Included in Admission
  • All age groups

At Discovery Place, we make science and hands-on learning accessible to everyone. 

That’s why we are hosting a special Sensory-Friendly Hours at Discovery Place Science!

We’ve crafted these low-sensory hours for families with sensory sensitivities and special needs to enjoy the Museum’s hands-on exhibit spaces in a calmer and quieter environment.

Families can also experience a sensory-friendly IMAX show. Sensory backpacks with noise-canceling headphones, sensory-friendly toys and manipulatives will be available to be checked out during your time in the museum.

We invite all children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorders and vision or hearing impairments and their caregivers to interact with our experiences.

*Backpacks are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supplies are limited.

Future Dates & Times

  • April 11, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 17, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • November 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.