We’re opening early for our friends with sensory sensitivities! Program participants will have early access to the exhibits from 9:00 am – 11:00 am before the Museum opens to the public at 11:00 am. These mornings are great times for children and families to play with our hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio, and enjoy family time in a safe, accessible and welcoming environment.
Dates: Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6, Jun 17, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11 and Dec 9
This experience includes a sensory-modified setting, limited attendance, and sound and lighting adjustments. We also have a social story to help prepare families for their Museum experience. The Buell Children’s Museum will lower loud gallery sounds and roll out ‘sensory bins’ with sensory-friendly activities. Staff members will be on hand throughout the site to answer questions. On your first visit, grab a sensory map to see the space’s active and quiet spots and check out the sensory breakroom.