• 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.


LOCAL EVENTS


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.


NATIONAL PROGRAMS


iFly

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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