Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly Event at the Florida Museum

  • When: Sunday, February 19, 2023, 10:00 am -  1:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: Free

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 from 10 am until 1 pm 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!

Event includes:
Access to the permanent natural history exhibits and Discovery Zone
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)

  • Website:
  • Contact Name: Catherine Carey
  • Contact Phone: 352-273-2064
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  • Category: Free

While the event activities are FREE, there is an admission charge for the 'Spiders Alive!' exhibit. The 'Butterfly Rainforest' exhibit will be closed that morning and open at 1 pm.