When you have a child with special needs, we know it’s not easy sometimes to plan a day out at your favorite Chicago attractions. These museums got you covered with sensory-friendly times every month that your whole family can enjoy. Note: Registration is required and these spaces fill up quickly. Be sure to sign up for them ASAP!
Upcoming dates: Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11
Play for All events occur during the second Saturday of every month and guests can access the Chicago Children’s Museum one hour early at 9 a.m. First 250 visitors who register can receive free admission.
Upcoming dates: Nov. 16
On select Saturdays, the Field Museum welcomes families to enjoy a sensory-friendly hour from 9-10 a.m. at the Crown Family PlayLab. Kids of all ages will have fun exploring with hands-on activities and sensory tools.
Upcoming dates: Nov. 17
From 8:30-9:30 a.m., families receive free museum entry and a low-sensory experience of Idea Factory, Farm Tech and Circus exhibits. Special events are also offered to explore other exhibits or programs during the morning as well.
Upcoming dates: Nov. 17, Dec. 15
Families can enjoy a night out at the DuPage Children’s Museum with a calmer museum experience. Some lighting and sounds are adjusted, while additional sensory activities and tools are provided as well. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Upcoming dates: Nov. 17, Jan. 12, Feb. 16, May 31, June 28
On select Sundays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Kohl Children’s Museum provides an inclusive environment for families of all abilities. Kids with special needs can explore the museum at ease before it opens to the general public.
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