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Sensory Friendly Day at the Children’s Museum Houston




Included with general admission


Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004

Sensory Friendly Day DETAILS

From the organizer:

Children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, and various learning differences, and their families are invited to experience the Museum with dimmed lights, limited extra sounds and no distracting motions during this private event. Extra signage is added to help visitors determine things not to climb on, and entrances between exhibits where it is good to stop and wait for an adult before continuing. Our Sensory Friendly Days offer a wonderful relief from extra stimuli. These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • Less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • Ear defenders and sunglasses available on loan
  • Designated quiet rooms
  • Families are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks (Fresh Café will be closed)

Faithful Paws: Experience unconditional love and furry comfort with trained therapy pets.

Event Time: 10 am to noon in Tree Top

Rising Stars ABA: Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as you interact with sensory activities.

Event Time: 10 am to 1 pm in New Kids’ Hall

Valentine Story Time: Join us for a sweet Valentine reading experience.

Event Times: 11 and 11:30 am and noon in Parent Resource Library.

  • The DIAG: Visit with this special education consulting company which provides guidance and resources for families with children who have special needs.
  • Workforce Solution: Receive resources to raise awareness about vocational rehabilitation services for children with disabilities from ages 14 to 22.
  • Cool Down Room: When things get too exciting, relax in the Celebrations Cool Down room.

Museum Story Guides have been created to help you and your child familiarize yourself with the Museum and its exhibits before your visit. Written from a child’s perspective, the guides can be helpful in planning which exhibits to visit and in which order:

Looking for more seasonal events? Be sure to check out our Guide to Winter in Houston!

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