Museum Admission: $10 Adults  

$8 Children, Military, Seniors 65+

$15 2-Day Admission

Members Always Free  

Sensory Friendly Early Open Days


Sensory Friendly Early Open Days
at the Buell Children's Museum

2nd Wednesday of the month, every other month in 2020 starting Feb, April, June, August, October, December.  Exception: June date is 3rd Wednesday

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We’re opening early for our friends with sensory sensitivities! Program participants will have early access to the exhibits from 9:00 am - 11:00 am before the Museum opens to the public at 11:00 am. These mornings are great times for children and families to play with our hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio, and enjoy family time in a safe, accessible and welcoming environment.


Feb 12
Apr 8
Jun 17
Aug 12
Oct 14
Dec 9

This experience includes a sensory-modified setting, limited attendance, and sound and lighting adjustments. We also have a social story to help prepare families for their Museum experience. The Buell Children’s Museum will lower loud gallery sounds and roll out ‘touch cartons’ with sensory-friendly activities. Staff members will be on hand throughout the site to answer questions.  On your first visit, grab a sensory map to see the space’s active and quiet spots and check out the sensory break room. 

What guests can expect:

·         Access to ‘touch cartons’

·         Offering ear defenders, weighted scarves & sunglasses to use while you’re visiting

·         Two quiet zone areas (in Magic Carpet Theater and Lizard Lounge Reading Nook)


Admission is free thanks to our sponsor, NTSOC.  However, advance reservations are required as space is limited to 30 children.

Reserve your space here.