August 17, 2024

Sensory-Friendly Hours

From: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

This experience is included in Museum Admission!

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  • Full Museum
  • Included in Museum 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.

During your visit to the Museum, families can experience a sensory-friendly IMAX show or even check out sensory backpacks with noise-canceling headphones, sensory-friendly toys, and manipulatives.

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*

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

Future dates to be announced.

Pre-Visit Resources for Visitors with Sensory Sensitivities

Download these resources to help navigate our Museum during your visit.