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Sensory Friendly Day At Children’s Museum of Houston

The Children’s Museum of Houston will host a culture-friendly Sensory Friendly Day on Dec. 14 in celebration of our Seasons of Sharing exhibit which commemorates holidays around the world.
Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum.
Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

DON’T MISS:

·  Music Therapy Activities: Move and groove to therapeutic music in   Tree Top Discovery Room
· Obstacle Course: Race through a fun and challenging obstacle        course in PowerPlay
· Hands-on Specialists: Engage in fun sensory activities with  Board Certified Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts.
· Interactive Story Time: Enjoy an interactive story time adventure  in Parent Resource Library
· Mehndi Hand Art: Design traditional Hindu hand art at Alexander  Art Academy.
· The Great Migration: Take flight with monarch butterflies in inEcoStation.
· Macaroni Menorah: Light a candle in celebration of Hannukkah at Junktion.
· Rangoli Revelry: Create Indian-inspired folk art at Junktion.

Sensory Friendly Day, Dec. 14, 2015
***Activities, events, and times subject to change.

Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

HOURS/COST:
• SENSORY FRIENDLY DAY SPECIAL HOURS: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Special Sensory Friendly Day Admission: $5 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
• Pre-registration required. Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.
• For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.

Children’s Museum of Houston Honors National Autism Awareness Month With An Exclusive Sensory Event

The Children’s Museum of Houston will host Sensory Friendly Day on Monday, April 6, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. This exclusive event, held from 10 am to 2pm,  will provide a comfortable, protected and accepting environment, allow parents to make connections with other families, and offer new tools and resources. There will be no music and sound reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).
• Music Therapy Activities: Move and groove to therapeutic music in Tree Top Discovery Room. Sign up at the Information Booth.
• Obstacle Course: Test your bilateral coordination and balance as you race through our fun and challenging obstacle course in PowerPlay.
• Hands-on Specialists: Learn more about your child’s development as they engage in fun sensory activities with our Board Certified Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts.
• Color Blast Wheel: Create a color wheel to learn the science of seeing colors at Junktion.
• Beat of Your Own Balloon Drum: March to the beat of your own balloon drum at Junktion.
• Snuggly Bear: Design your own fuzzy friend at Junktion.
• Count and Pop: Pop till you drop while playing this fun game at Exxon Mobil Math Cart.
• Dog Whistles: Experiment with pitch by making your own whistle at Science Station.
• Rainbow Paper: Separate and see the beautiful colors light produces at Science Station.
• Smell Cups: Put your nose to the test and identify different smells at Science Station.
• Sink or Float: Build a boat and find out how long will keep afloat at Inventors’ Workshop.
• Are you my bat baby?: Match bat babies to their mothers using your sense of smell at EcoStation.
• Bat Origami: Create a beautiful bat origami by using your tactile senses at EcoStation.
• Bubble Painting: Create your own bubbly work of art at Alexander Art Academy.

Special Sensory Friendly Day Admission: $5 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission. Pre-registration required. Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.

For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.

Children’s Museum of Houston Invites Children With Autism to a Sensory Evening Event

The Children’s Museum of Houston invites families to a cultural Sensory Friendly Eveningon Monday, Nov. 17.

Sensory Friendly Evening is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum.

This exclusive event will provide a comfortable, protected and accepting environment, allow parents to make connections with other families, and offer new tools and resources.

Doors will be closed to the public.  There will be no music and sound reducing headphones will be available.

Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

The Museum will celebrate the opening of its new cultural exhibit, Heart and Seoul:  Growing Up in Korea, Nov. 15 – May 10.

Partners coming on this day include a speech pathologist, behavior clinic, and a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance, support, and education to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

WHEN:    Sensory Friendly Evening, Nov. 17, 2014

(Activities, events, and times subject to change.)            

WHERE:  Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

Special Sensory Friendly Day Admission:  $5 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.SENSORY FRIENDLY DAY SPECIAL HOURS: 4 – 7 p.m.

Pre-registration required.Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.

For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.