FL Museum to host sensory-friendly event 

The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a sensory-friendly event on Sunday.
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a sensory-friendly event on Sunday.
Courtesy of Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum will be hosting a sensory-friendly event for adults and children on the autism spectrum.  

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, at The Florida Museum of Natural History (3215 Hull Road).  

The Museum will be open from those hours for visitors to explore at their own pace in a peaceful and less crowded environment. 

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In addition, a separate quiet space will be available to decompress or desensitize, if needed.  

While this event is designed as a sensory-friendly event for members of the autism spectrum disorder community, anyone with special needs is invited to attend.  

Event includes:  

  • Access to the permanent natural history exhibits and Discovery Zone 
  • Sensory maps with rules and expectations 
  • Quiet area in a museum classroom 
  • Volunteers and staff in the exhibits to provide assistance 
  • Resources from UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) 

While the event activities are free, there is an admission charge for the Spiders Alive! exhibit. The Butterfly Rainforest exhibit will be closed that morning and open at 1 p.m. 

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