An early morning geared for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. This early morning event is a welcoming, comfortable environment for your child and family to enjoy the Museum in a quiet and accepting setting. We encourage families to make connections and share resources.
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2018 Sensory Friendly Mornings:
Plan Your Visit:
The following are resources to help you plan your visit to the Museum. To learn more about accessibility at the Museum or to request accommodations, please contact our Education Team at 760-233-7755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensory Friendly Museum Morning starts at 9:00am, 30 minutes prior to the public. Sunday mornings are generally quiet and not busy until 11:00am. Alternate quiet times are daily after 2pm.
Guests like to visit our Book Nook (behind the front desk), Welcome Garden (located outside to the north of the front door), or indoor Classroom as a place for calming and recentering.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise Cancelling Headphones are available for check out from the Front Desk througout the day.
Designated Take A Break Space
During Sensory Friendly Mornings, one side of the indoor classroom is a designated area to take a break. There is a curtain partition and closeable doors. Feel free to lower the lights, turn on some calming music, or enjoy a variety of simple toys and sensory objects.
This is a printable map of the Museum with family restrooms, "Take a Break" space and sensory information as indicated by icons. Icons on map are: interactive (hand), loud/high volume (megaphone), heavy traffic/crowded (large C), low lighting (light bulb), visual stimulation (eye), Take a Break space (TAB, low sensory areas).
Simple list of rules and expectations/behavior (include photos)
Calling all Community Partners! We hope that you will consider supporting our Sensory Friendly Mornings through sponsorship or in-kind services.
We offer wonderful benefits built into our sponsorships such as complimentary admission passes, Museum family memberships, print and media exposure, recognition at the event, and vendor booth space. We will also provide you with a letter recognizing your charitable donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Please contact Jenna Novotny at JennaN@sdcdm.org or (760) 233-7755 x1003 to get involved now.