Join us for a morning at the Museum for adults and children on the autism spectrum and their friends, families and caregivers. The Museum will be open for visitors to explore at their own pace in a peaceful and less-crowded environment.
In addition, a separate quiet space will be available to decompress or desensitize, if needed. While this event is designed as a sensory friendly event for members of the autism spectrum disorder community, anyone with special needs is invited to attend!
-Access to the permanent natural history exhibits
-Sensory maps with rules and expectations
-Quiet area in a Museum classroom
-Volunteers and staff in the exhibits to provide assistance
-Tablers with resources from UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
While the event activities are free, there is an admission charge for the 'Science Up Close: Fantastic Fossils' exhibit. The 'Butterfly Rainforest' exhibit will be closed that morning and open at 1 pm.