By Val Drapeau, Education Coordinator
Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is proud to offer a variety of resources to families of children with special needs.
We currently provide a monthly evening event for families of children with disabilities, two quiet rooms, sensory-friendly backpacks, separate sensory hours for special events, an inclusive treehouse exhibit, and a universal changing station. One of our top priorities is to create a space that is accommodating and accessible to all visitors.
Once a month, our special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, as well as their friends and family, the chance to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment.
Families have access to all museum spaces and play zones, including our café. Featured programs include music therapy, therapy dogs, art projects, and gross motor activities.
We hope to play into possibilities with you! We strive to be as accommodating as possible to families with special needs. If there is a specific need or request to help make your visit more accessible, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
Au-Some Evenings is a pre-registered, private event offered during closed business hours; please click here for more information and to register for future events.