We understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some families. We have worked to create an event where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. We hope our Sensory-Friendly Sessions will provide opportunities to navigate social situations, encourage peer-to-peer interaction and develop confidence through play.
Our sessions include open-play and facilitated programming. The Museum may welcome trusted community partners to attend to provide resources and answer questions.
Purchase a Sensory-Friendly Play Pass
A Sensory-Friendly Play Pass provides admission for up to four (4) people to each of our Sensory-Friendly sessions, valid for a full year. The pass cannot be applied to regular Museum admission.
Ask us about our Sensory-Friendly Passes during your next visit! Passes can only be purchased at the Museum.
Second Sunday of every month, 5-7 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of every month, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
February 11, 5-7 p.m.
February 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
March 10, 5-7 p.m.
March 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
April 14, 5-7 p.m.
April 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
May 12, 5-7 p.m.
May 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: BBCM Social Story
View our Sensory-Friendly Sessions map: BBCM Sensory-Friendly Sessions Map
Visiting outside of Sensory-Friendly Sessions? View our facility sensory map: BBCM Sensory Exhibit Map
Food and Beverages
Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages. Food can be enjoyed in the seating area, located by the Museum’s Information Desk, outdoors, on the Museum’s balconies or in Museum Center Park. No food or beverages are allowed in Museum exhibit areas. Kitchen resources are not available for guest use.
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers 90 minute self-guided field trips with discounted admission rates for schools, childcare centers, and nonprofit groups of 10 or more. Reduced admission opportunities are available for qualifying groups through our Access Field Trips:
View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: A Group Visit to BBCM