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
Chicago Area – Airtastic
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
Denver – Children's Museum
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts – Southwick Zoo
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
Miami - Miami Children’s Museum
NYC – American Museum of Natural History
The Discovery Squad tours are free and they book up FAST!
Portland, OR – Children’s Museum
Saint Louis – Circus Flora
San Antonio – The DoSeum
San Diego – San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Seattle – Children’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
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.
Chuck E. Cheese
Wings for Autism
If you know of any events that you would like us to share, please let us know!