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Sensory Friendly Sundays 

Our goal is to offer children with special needs and sensory processing differences the opportunity to visit the Museum in a much more intimate environment. Sensory-friendly Museum time is designated to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), different processing needs, as well as children with special / medical requirements to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive experience in a comfortable and peaceful space. Prior to opening, the Museum staff will lower the lights and sound, and determine appropriate textures to add to the Imagineering Lab. 

for kids with special needs or sensory processing differences

first Sundays of each month, 3-5:30pm
third Sundays of each month, 9:30am-12pm

how much? 
$4 admission, free for members

Museum modifications

- less crowded environment 
- light and sound reduction
- extra visual safety signage 
- designated quiet rooms

FCM provides the following 

- ear defenders for overstimulating sounds (headphones)
- weighted lap pads (blankets)
- weighted vests
- softening light filters for overstimulating lights

A toddler plays in an exhibit at the Fairbanks Children's Museum.

This program is sponsored by

The Fairbanks Children's Museum welcomes kids with sensory processing differences and disabilities.
A child plays with an adult at the Fairbanks Children's Museum.

Jessica Farr

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Take a look at our continuous exhibits when you plan your visit! 

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