Sensory Friendly Hours
Date: First Tuesday of the month
Time: 4pm - 6pm with Planetarium program at 5 pm
General admission applies (includes planetarium program at 5 pm)
The North Museum is proud to announce the start of Sensory Friendly hours for families of children with autism. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for a specialized planetarium show, tactile activities and experience everything the museum has to offer in a low-key, comfortable setting.
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.
Planetarium Program Schedule (click on program title for description and trailer):
June 4th - Earth, Moon & Sun (recommended for ages 7-11)
July 2nd - Dinosaur Prophecy (recommended for ages 8-13)
August 2nd - In My Backyard (recommended for ages 5-6)
Frequently asked questions
Are the museum and planetarium open to the general public during Sensory Friendly hours?
While the museum will be open to all visitors, we ask everyone to respect the need for a quieter museum experience. The planetarium show is also open to the public, but will allow children to talk and walk around.
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 May?
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