Join us for sensory-friendly museum play every first Monday of the month through May! In October, Sensory Monday is on 10/7.

This event's admission is half off ($4), thanks to our generous sponsor, Golden Heart Community Foundation!

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 events will be an exclusive museum time designated for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other sensory processing needs to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and more peaceful play environment with the whole family. This event is also designed for children with other special/medical needs who might desire a relaxed play environment. Prior to opening, the museum staff will lower the lights and sound and determine appropriate textures to put in the Imagineering lab for play.

Museum modifications:

- Less crowded environment

- Light and sound reduction

- Extra visual safety signage

- Designated quiet rooms

FCM will provide the following:

- ear defenders for overstimulating sounds (headphones)

- weighted lap pads (blankets)

- weighted vests

There is a Museum Social Story and a Scavenger Hunt also available!

Sensory Friendly Mondays are made possible by a grant from the Golden Heart Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation

Questions? Call Jessica Farr at 907-374-7063!

Schedules

  • Starting Monday, October 7th, 2019, repeated every month on the 1st Monday until Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue

Fairbanks Children's Museum

302 Cushman Street, Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99701