Explore-Abilities Morning: A Sensory-Friendly Museum Event

Jul 16, 2016 8:00 am - 9:25 am

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 8:00AM – 9:25AM

Location: Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Price: This event is a free, by registration-only opportunity in exchange for feedback about your experience

Event Sponsor:
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The second event in our Explore-Abilities pilot program will be the Explore-Abilities Morning on Saturday, July 16. Join us for a sensory-friendly museum experience designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility!

Developed in conjunction with experts from the Autism Learning Centre, Autism Manitoba, and On The Spectrum Therapy Services, this event features:

  • Light and sound reductions in museum galleries
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • A less crowded environment
  • Designated quiet zones apart from the galleries
  • Specialized equipment (i.e., sunglasses, ear defenders, and fidget toys) available upon request
  • Specially trained staff to complement your museum experience

Note: The Children’s Museum opens to the general public at 9:30AM. Visitors are welcome to stay after this time, however lights, sounds, signage, and other Explore-Abilities elements/accommodations will return to regular operating levels at 9:30AM.

Registration Information

Registration is required for this event. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, please contact Anaïs Biernat, Director of Education & Exhibits, at (204) 924-4003 or


Location: Manitoba Children's Museum

Street: 45 Forks Market Rd.