Low-Sensory Early Exploration

A series of events dedicated to providing sensory-friendly time with Museum exhibits.

We are dedicated to removing barriers between individuals and science learning. Low-Sensory Early Exploration are free events where guests can explore featured exhibits in a less crowded and more sensory-friendly environment. 

Plus, the entire Museum will be altered to be more sensory-friendly until noon. On these days we'll offer additional accommodations including a designated quiet space.

Low-Sensory Early Exploration take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. You'll get free Museum Entry, access to the Idea Factory, Farm Tech and Circus exhibits.

We'll also provide extra exhibits or programs for exploration during the morning event. More information for future events will be announced when registration opens.

Registration for each morning event will open approximately one month before the event date. Sign up for our Low-Sensory event email list to be notified when registration opens.

Next event

Sunday, November 17

The 8:30 a.m. pre-event for November 17 is full.

Registration for the reservation-only 8:30 a.m. experience has reached capacity and registration is closed. If you have already registered, we will confirm your reservation request by email or phone. You'll check in for this event at a table in the Entry Hall, where additional special activities—such as temporary exhibits, films or tours—can be purchased.

This Low-Sensory Morning will continue for the general public from 9:30 a.m. to noon—you can purchase tickets online to reserve experiences in advance.


Exhibits offered during the morning event will be altered to be more sensory-friendly. Some exhibits within the Museum will be altered until noon on these dates.   

You can check out noise-reducing headphones and weighted vests for free from Guests Services in the Entry Hall.

A quiet room offering sensory toys, water and a space to relax is also available until noon on these dates. 

Check out these pre-visit materials for planning your next trip: