• Dan & Buddy

ASD-Friendly Events Near You

Updated: Jul 3, 2018

Ever feel like you are missing out on some really fun times with your special needs kiddos because you just don’t have the time to research what is out there? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of local and national sensory sensitive events. Some are on-going, like the Chuck E. Cheese Sensory Sensitive Sundays and some are one-time events for Autism Awareness Month, like the Sensory Friendly Day at the Dallas Zoo.


Atlanta – Center for Puppetry Arts

Sensory-Friendly Programming

Chicago Area – Airtastic

Music Free Mondays

Cleveland – Playhouse Square

Sensory-Friendly Performances. This is especially cool because the playhouse even provides a video social story on how to attend an event there.

Dallas – April 15 at the Dallas Zoo

Sensory-Friendly Day

Denver – Children's Museum

Low Sensory Mornings

Detroit – North American International Auto Show

Sensory Friendly Day. Sadly, this event already happened, but hopefully, they do it again next year!

Erie, PA – Splash Lagoon

Sensory Day

Houston – Space Center

Sensory-Friendly Evening. This looks pretty cool, unfortunately, the website is lacking info on when the next evening is and how to get tickets. I would suggest contacting them directly - accessibility@spacecenter.org

MassachusettsSouthwick Zoo

Sunset at Southwick Sensory-friendly Evening

New Jersey - Sahara Sam’ Oasis

Special Needs Nights. We attended one of these nights recently and what a different experience it was over the typical crazy crowded weekend days that it usually is!

Nashville, TN - Adventure Science Center

Family Fun Event with Autism Tennessee

Miami - Miami Children’s Museum

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

NYCAmerican Museum of Natural History

The Discovery Squad tours are free and they book up FAST!

Portland, OR – Children’s Museum

Family Access Program

Saint LouisCircus Flora

Sensory-Friendly Performances

San Antonio – The DoSeum

Sensory-Friendly Hours/A Guided Tour

San Diego – San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Sensory-Friendly Museum Mornings

SeattleChildren’s Play Garden

The PlayGarden's mission is to provide children of all abilities a safe, accessible and adventurous place to play.

Seattle Public Library

Sensory Story Times

Washington, D.C. – Smithsonian Museums

Morning at the Museum. These wonderfully prepared events offer a Sensory Tip Sheet, Activity Books, and Pre-visit Stories to help things go smoothly.



All Abilities Night

Chuck E. Cheese

Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Sky Zone

Sensory Hours

Wings for Autism

Upcoming dates

If you know of any events that you would like us to share, please let us know!

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