Sensory Friendly Mornings
Date: Third Saturday of the Month begining in October
Time: 9 am with Planetarium program at 10 am
General admission applies, includes planetarium program at 10 am, TSS free of charge
The North Museum is proud to offer Sensory Friendly Mornings for families of children with autism. Join us on the third Saturday of each month at 9 am to experience everything the museum has to offer in a sensory-comfortable setting. A low-volume planetarium show where children are welcome to talk and walk around, is included in the price of admission and will be shown at 10 am.
View our online museum tour with your child before your visit and pick up a sensory picture map during your visit to help guide you through exhibits. Participate in one of our Mystery Box activities or enjoy our low-volume planetarium show where children are welcome to talk or walk around.
Online photo tour, Sensory Picture Map, specialized planetarium show with lower volume and option to walk around and talk, rest area with gluten-free snacks and tactile toys, staff training.
The museum will be open to the public at 10 am and sensory friendly families are welcome to explore the Museum for the full day.
Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for children (3-17) and FREE to Members. TSS are free of charge with the purchase of regular admission.The price of admission on Sensory Friendly Mornings includes the Sensory Friendly Planetarium showing at 10 am. Additional planetarium programs are an additional $2.00 per person.
Frequently asked questions
Are the museum and planetarium open to the general public during Sensory Friendly Mornings?
The museum will be open especially for Sensory Friendly families from 9 am to 10 am but all visitors will be welcome. General Museum hours on Saturdays are from 10 am to 5 pm. We ask everyone to respect the need for a quieter museum experience during Sensory Friendly Mornings. The 10 am planetarium show is also open to the public, but will allow children to talk and walk around. Sensory Friendly admission allows families to explore the Museum for the full day. Additional Planetarium shows are at an additional admission fee.
Can groups serving adults with autism visit during Sensory Friendly Hours?
The museum is open to the public and adult groups are welcome to visit. However, any additional activities and planetarium shows will be geared towards children on the spectrum.
Can individuals with autism volunteer at the Museum?
We welcome a variety of volunteers and appreciate individual strengths.
Will Sensory Friendly Hours be available after October?
The Museum continuously strives to be available to a diverse audience. As we introduce new programs we will gage public interest and continue to offer these programs accordingly. To share your experience during Sensory Friendly Hours please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org