For some children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders, a visit to museums like ours is challenging or over-stimulating. The Exploring Our Way: Sensory Friendly Playtimes are exclusive to families of children with special needs. These monthly, low-sensory events are designed for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders allowing them to explore the Museum along with their families without the noise, crowds, and stimulation of a typical open day.
The museum limits the number of families who can attend, turn down sounds and lights, provide a quiet zone with sensory activities away from the exhibit floor and have noise cancelling headphones to borrow. A YouTube video or 3D virtual tour are resources available to get an overview of the exhibits and help plan your visit.
A medical diagnosis is not required. Pre-registration is required. Admission is the normal museum admission prices. Discounts will be honored.
Masks are optional for children with sensory issues visiting during Sensory Friendly Playtime, but are required for the remainder of the party (over the age of 24 months) regardless of vaccination status.
2022 Dates through June:
-Tuesday, February 1, 1-4pm
-Sunday, March 6, 1-4pm
-Tuesday, April 5, 1-4pm
-Sunday, May 1, 1-4pm
-Tuesday, June 7, 1-4pm
Days will alternate between weekday and weekend, to accommodate more families.
Types of Support:
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- Social Stories are available to review prior to your visit.
- Headsets are available to borrow while at the location.
- Fidgets are available to borrow while at the location.
- Calm Space is available at this location.
- Sensory App is available for this location.
- Sensory Map is available to understand the location from a sensory perspective.
Dover, NH 03820
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