Sensory Friendly Tuesday Afternoons | Southern Museum

Sensory Friendly Afternoons at the Southern Museum

Experience A Sensory Friendly Southern Museum

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a Sensory Friendly Afternoon!  From 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm, the museum will be transformed into a sensory-friendly environment.  We welcome visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing issues, or special needs to explore the Museum at their own pace.

Sensory Friendly Afternoons include modified sound effects and volume adjustments inside the museum.  A designated Quiet Room will be available for those needing additional support.  Check out our Social Story to learn more about visiting the Museum and what to expect.

Goals and Expectations

“Our goal is to generate opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to enjoy community activities in a safe and supportive space,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the Museum’s Executive Director. “We want to foster an inclusive environment where everyone is able to enjoy the museum and create great memories with their families.”

“Children on the autism spectrum benefit greatly from applied learning experiences, especially in sensory-friendly environments where they can focus on the subject without feeling overwhelmed,” said Ruth Lonvick, Early Childhood Educator at the Southern Museum. “We are eliminating extra noise in the Museum for the day through volume adjustments, modified sound effects, and providing a ‘quiet room’ for children who may need additional support.”

Program Essentials

Time: Last Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Admission: Included with general admission.  Free for members!

Ages: All ages welcome!

For additional information, please contact the Early Childhood Educator at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 770-427-2117 ext. 3173.

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