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Sensory Friendly Hours (Morning)

Sensory Friendly Hours are a time for families to enjoy a less-crowded visit to the Montshire. Sensory Friendly Hours may be appealing to individuals with autism spectrum disorder or who have sensory processing differences.

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment!

During these hours, the Montshire will offer:

  • Less crowded environment
  • Reduced sound from select exhibits
  • Quiet, respite space with sensory materials
  • Pre-visit information, including social narrative and visual planner

Sensory Friendly Hours will take place on:

  • Saturday, September 18, 9–10am (Visitors are welcome to stay for the day. However, the galleries will open to the general public at 10am, so some accommodations will not be available after 10.)
  • Wednesday, October 13, 5–7:30pm

During these Sensory Friendly Hours—and every day—visitors can check out sensory supplies at the admissions desk. We offer noise cancelling headphones, a weighted lap pad, manipulative fidgets, stuffies, timers, and therapy balls.