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Sensory-Friendly Events

Autism
Sensory Friendly Sundays*
For families of children with Autism, sensory sensitivities & special needs.
Sensory Friendly Playtime 9-10 am 
Join popular teacher Lahela Peterson before the museum opens to the public for a special hour of play. Explore the museum during a less stimulating time & connect with other families who may share similar life experiences.

NEW! Sensory Friendly Art Time, 10-11 a.m.
Exclusive access to the MakeSpace studio for one hour after the museum opens to the public.  Fun art activities with more personalized attention from our sensory and art studio educators.

Special Program Rate! Sensory Friendly Sundays 9-11 am
Members: FREE Admission
Non-members: $7.50 per person, ages 18 months & older
Babies are free
No pre-registration required
*Sensory Friendly Sundays excludes special event days and some holidays

Sensory-Friendly Visits
Whenever possible we create a quiet space with calming activities during normal weekend business hours. Noise cancelling earphones always available free of charge. If you have questions, feel free to call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0.

Supported by: 

Agostinho Rodrigues Trust


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.