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
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:
- All-Access Evenings
- Autism-Friendly Evenings
- Evenings for Families with D/HH and KODA Children
- Mornings for Familes with D/HH and KODA Infants and Toddlers
- Sensory-Friendly Afternoons
- Visually Impaired Family Evenings
All events are free, but require pre-registration online through the links below.
Resources available to prepare for your visit include Story Guides to visiting the Museum during COVID protocols and visiting Discovery Woods, as well a Sensory Guide. These are available both online and at our Admissions Desk. You might also visit the Exhibits section of our website, view or download our Access for All flyer, and review our Tips for Visiting. You can borrow noise-reducing headphones and a portable step stool for easier access to exhibits at the Admissions Desk.
Please note that Discovery Woods is open year-round, but closes at dusk during the winter months and therefore will not be open for some evening events.
Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods are wheelchair 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: