Denver Museums Offer Low-Sensory Hours
For people with a sensory disorder, one or more of their senses are either over-or-under reactive to stimulation.
Some Denver museums will have exhibits that have been modified to reduce sensory overload.
Here are some of those museums:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a partner with the Autism Society of Colorado's Opening Doors program. You will get to experience a different exhibit at each low-sensory evening. They will be hosted four times a year on Saturdays, 6 to 8 pm, and is free. The Autism Society of Colorado trains museum staff and volunteers on interacting with individuals on the spectrum. You can sign up at autismcolorado.org or find more info at dmns.org
The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus: The doors to the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will open their days early for sensory-sensitive kids certain Saturdays, from 8 to 10 am. The free, low-sensory mornings are held twice a month, and you can reserve a spot by emailing Traci McGrath (School Programs Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit mychildsmuseum.org
History Colorado Center: Free low-sensory mornings are four times a year, 8 to 10 am. History Colorado will turn down the volume on its media and offers "touch cartoons" with sensory-friendly activities. For questions, contact Shannon Voirol at email@example.com and check out what the museum has to offer at historycoloradocenter.org
Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum showcases artwork from the Autism Society of Colorado, Autism Community Store, Firefly Autism, and local parent groups. On your first visit, you can grab a sensory map to see current and quiet spots and even visit the sensory break room. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more information.