Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
Accessibility & Inclusion: Especially for Me
Discovery Museum and our Discovery Woods nature playscape and Treehouse are all wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit our Tips for Visiting page and view or download our Access for All flyer.
The Especially for Me event series offers dedicated hours and free museum admission for families with disabilities. During these events, we offer accommodations that increase access to museum exhibits and provide an opportunity for families to network with one another in an understanding environment.
The event titles indicate the types of accommodations provided, but any family that would benefit from a limited capacity visit is welcome. A medical diagnosis is not required.
Our Especially for Me events include:
- Autism-friendly evenings
- Sensory-friendly afternoons
- Mornings for families with deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA infants and toddlers
- Evenings for families with deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA children
- Visually impaired family evenings
All events are free, but require pre-registration online through the links below, so that we can plan appropriately. Registration links for our Autism-Friendly Evenings go live about 6 weeks prior to those events.
Resources available to prepare for your visit include Story Guides to the Museum and Discovery Woods, as well a Sensory Guide. These are available both online and at our Admissions Desk; we also have noise-reducing available to borrow. You might also visit the Exhibits section of our website, and review our Tips for Visiting. Please note that Discovery Woods is open year-round, but closes at dusk and will not be open for evening events during the winter months.
Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods are accessible, developed based on Universal Design principles. We welcome any feedback on our accessibility features as well as any additional accommodations that would make your visit more enjoyable.
We are grateful to the following organizations for their support of Especially for Me: