At the London Children’s Museum, we understand busy play spaces can be overwhelming for many children. Our new Low Sensory Nights offer children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), physical or cognitive disabilities, or sensory processing considerations, and their families with a quieter museum experience. With extremely limited attendance, Low Sensory Nights turn down the noise, crowds, and stimulation of a typical day.
“As a young family new to autism, first experiences can be intense and intimidating; families can feel judged, nervous, and the need to be apologetic. Often a child can be excited and overwhelmed. Multiple similar experiences are used as building blocks for social skill development and engagement.
Low Sensory Nights have allowed us to connect, be together, and enjoy our son. We can observe the world through his eyes in a relaxed, present, and accepting environment. We look forward to returning to the next event.” - Low Sensory Night visitor
The London Children’s Museum believes every child should have access to hands-on learning in a safe and welcoming environment. We also recognize that children and families face different barriers that prevent them from participating in enriching play experiences. With the help of our generous donors, the London Children’s Museum works to address these barriers.
We are so grateful to the Agape Foundation of London and a special gift made in honour of Ann Marie and Holly Leigh Boyce, for supporting and sustaining Low Sensory Nights. With their help, Low Sensory Nights are completely free to attend.
Low Sensory Nights take place once monthly, from 6pm – 8pm, at the London Children’s Museum. If you and your family would like to attend, please contact frontdesk [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca to register.