Before the pandemic hit and changed a lot for all of us, we were thrilled to introduce our new program called “Sensory Sunday,” which catered to folks on the Autism Spectrum.
Unfortunately, we are currently not able to provide this much needed community program at this time. We are working hard at finding creative ways to reinstate the program, and will update you as soon as we’ve come to a solution!
In the meantime, we hope you find these tips for maintaining social skills at home and guided activities helpful until we can see you again!
The Children’s Museum at Holyoke has partnered with the esteemed team at Learn in Motion to create a program specially designed for families with a child affected with sensory challenges, such as Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism (official diagnosis not required).
Our Sensory Sunday program will be held on the first Sunday of each month during special off hours. For sensory-sensitive visitors, our main museum space will have a more calming environment for your child with sensitivities to engage and explore. For sensory-seekers, Learn in Motion’s Chris & Hope Gibaldi will be on hand to guide your child through a specially crafted sensory obstacle course. There will also be handouts with tips on how you can best cater to your child’s unique ways of learning and living.
Here at the Children’s Museum at Holyoke, we strive to be an impactful community resource for your family. It is our hope that this program allows families who may typically avoid crowded or stimulating environments to come and join in on the fun.
Date: ** POSTPONED ** First Sunday of each month
Time: 10am- 11:30am
*Memberships not valid on Sensory Sunday’s admission prices. Paid Sensory Sunday admission not valid during museum hours.*
For Sensory-Seekers: Body regulating obstacle course with the Learn in Motion team
For the Sensory-Sensitive: Dimmer, quieter Museum open to exploring with your child
*Adults must stay with children at all times*