Especially for Me

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The Especially for Me event series offers dedicated hours and free admission for families with disabilities. During these events, we offer accommodations that increase access to exhibits and provide an opportunity for families to network with one another in an understanding, ADA-compliant environment.  

While the event titles indicate the focus for certain program accommodations, any family that would benefit from a sensory friendly visit is welcome at any time. A medical diagnosis is not required.

Autism Welcoming logo graphic

Our 2024 Especially for Me events include: 

  • All-Access Evening
  • Autism-Friendly Evening
  • Evening for Deaf, Blind, or DeafBlind
  • Morning for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and KODA
  • Sensory-Friendly Afternoon
  • Sensory-Friendly Evening for Visitors 18+
  • Sensory-Friendly Halloween

All events are free, but require pre-registration online through the links below

You can prepare for your visit by reviewing our Discovery Museum Social Story, linked below in six languages or available at our Admissions Desk. You might also visit the Exhibits section of our website, review our Accessibility page, and download our Access for All flyer. We now offer a designated "Take a Break" space during these events. 

Our Discovery Treehouse is stroller and wheelchair accessible and is open while the Museum is open, however please note that Discovery Woods closes at sunset. 

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 accommodation that would make your visit more enjoyable.

Pre-Visit Resource

Especially for Me is generously funded by
Alexion Charitable Foundation logo
Ameriprise Financial logo
DCU for Kids logo
Mass Cultural Council logo
We partner with the following organizations to make EFM events accessible
logo of Autism Alliance of MetroWest
Boston Children's Hospital logo
a logo for the Mass Cultural Council's UP initiative
Perkins School for the Blind logo
Additional funding is provided by

Corning Community Impact & Investment

Orville W. Forté Charitable Foundation

Nypro, Inc.