After Hours Experience Provides A Sensory Safe and Friendly Environment
“This Museum is dedicated to extraordinary learning in every way and we acknowledge not every person learns in the same manner,” said Van A. Romans, museum president. “It is important to create the best learning environments we can for as many learners as possible. With changes to lighting and sound, we can make our environment more inviting to some and that’s what Sensory Aware Saturday is all about.”
Hosted by the Museum’s Research and Learning Center, Sensory Aware Saturday offers a comfortable, accepting atmosphere where parents are encouraged to connect with other families. Event activities will be facilitated by therapists and modifications at the Museum for the evening include:
- Adjustments to light and sound levels.
- Attendance limited to 400 guests.
- Closed to the public.
Sensory Aware Saturday is free for those on the autism spectrum and their families, but space is limited and registration is required. Visit here to learn more. Requests for media access must be submitted prior to the event.
The Museum was established in 1941 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.