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Museum of Discovery Now Offers Sensory Backpacks

Families love to visit Museum of Discovery, but sometimes a trip to the Museum can be an overwhelming or even stressful experience for individuals with sensory processing disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

To make the Museum of Discovery experience more accessible and enjoyable for these families, we now offer sensory backpacks.

Located at the Explore Store desk, these sensory kits contain industry-approved tools that will help families navigate our museum. Each backpack includes noise-cancelling headphones, fidget toy, pair of sunglasses and mittens.

Sensory backpacks are free resources available at the Explore Store desk. Guests who would like to check out a bag just need to leave their ID at the desk until they return the backpack.

We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.