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The Next Special Morning of Play:

May 21, 2017, 9-11am

Special Program Rate! 
Members: $5 per person, ages 2 & older
Non-members: $7 per person, ages 2 & older
Babies are free.
No pre-registration required. 

Future Special Mornings of Play:

May 28, 2017
June 11, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Visits

In honor of National Autism Awareness, Hands On invites families of children with sensory sensitivities to enjoy the museum before it opens to the public for "Special Mornings of Play". Note: 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 are Sensory-Friendly Events?

Led by museum educators, these are special events for families of children with autism or other special needs that provide a private, less over-stimulating time to experience the museum with other families who may share the same life experience.

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.