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Special Night of Play Menu

Sensory-friendly events

Special Night of Play 

TBD, 2017, 6-8pm

Special Program Rate! 
Members: $5 per person, ages 2 & older
Non-members: $7 per person, ages 2 & older
Babies are free.
No pre-registration required. 

Hands On is committed to making our museum accessible and interactive for children with autism or other special needs and their families. If you have questions, feel free to call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0.

Special Note: Does your child find the museum too noisy during regular hours? The Front Desk now has brightly colored noise-muffling headphones you can borrow for free. 

What are Special Nights of Play?

Led by museum educators, these are special evening events for families of children with autism or other special needs that provide a private, less over-stimulating time to experience the museum with other families who may share the same life experience. 

What resources will be there?

These events also allow families to connect with local community resources, including:

How can families of children with special needs prepare for their visit?

To plan your visit to the museum, check out our interactive map. We've also prepared a Sensory-Friendly Story Guide to help you and your child familiarize yourself with the museum and its exhibits before you visit. Written from a child’s perspective, the guides can be helpful in planning which exhibits to visit and in which order.