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Check out these sensory-friendly experiences in your area!
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We turn the lights up and the sound down, so you can feel free to be you at these unique showings for people living with autism or other special needs.
Through our Sensory Sensitive Sundays program we’re able to offer families a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.
DuPage Children’s Museum is dedicated to being an accessible, inclusive environment for children to thrive through extraordinary learning experiences. Adaptive Play Time provides a modified environment for play and learning for children and their caregivers.
The Sensory Garden Playground is a combination of sensory-integrated playground equipment and amenities along with gardening areas. The 37-acre facility is being developed in phases as funding becomes available.
A movie program for young families and guests with special needs.
Sensory Friendly Hours are a time when learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other special needs can explore, experience, and discover Thinkery in a quieter and less-crowded environment.
From 9-10 am, we will be reducing lights and noises in the museum for children with disabilities and/or special needs.
The Museum is equipped to accommodate the needs of guests with disabilities and to assist with special needs.
The Staerkel Planetarium is now offering sensory-friendly shows! At these shows, the planetarium will feature “lights up, sound down” settings and will have a relaxed atmosphere where patrons can come, go, and move around as needed.
The Zoo is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our guests, including those with sensory needs.
We Rock the Spectrum Edwardsville is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences.
*BPI is not affiliated with any of these businesses*