How Play Helps: Calming Stress & Anxiety in Kids + 6 Activity Ideas

Sensory Friendly Mornings - For All

The Museum strives to be an inclusive and accessible space that celebrates neurodiversity and welcomes people of all needs and abilities. We currently offer monthly Sensory Friendly Mornings, open to all guests and members, and weekly Access & Inclusion Afternoons open to groups serving children and families with disabilities, on the autism spectrum, and/or sensory processing disorders. Pre-registration is required.

Tips for Visiting Port Discovery with Infants & Toddlers

Sensory Friendly Mornings - For All

A sensory-friendly experience at the museum 

Port Discovery’s Sensory Friendly Mornings provide Museum access to families who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience and quieter setting at Port Discovery two hours before opening to the general public.

These mornings are designed to provide you with an opportunity to enjoy the Port Discovery experience in a sensory-modified setting, including limited admission and sound and lighting adjustments.

Sensory Friendly Mornings will include open-play opportunities throughout the Museum. No proof of qualification will be required.

What to Expect  

  • Limited Attendance
  • Port Discovery staff to assist with providing a supportive environment
  • Sound and light reduction
  • Sensory Kits
  • Dedicated Quiet Zone Area

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Mornings

We require pre-registration in an effort to better serve our guests and provide a welcoming, adaptive environment that meets your needs.  

  • Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 9 AM – 11 AM