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Explore Abilities Day


1500 Binz
Houston, TX, 77004
United States


(713) 535-7238.
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Admission is just $5, and FREE for members


All Ages
Contact name: 
Lydia Dungus
Email address: 
The Children’s Museum of Houston will host Explore Abilities Day, an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum.

 We have a host of activities for both caregivers and kids, including a dance workshop with the Houston Ballet, story times, therapy dogs and much more! Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

  • Success on the Spectrum:  Daisy Rios will lead four social thinking story times.
    • Event time:  10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Parent Resource Library
  • Houston Ballet’s Creative Movement:  Teaching artist Katey Tidwell will help you dance and move through focus and balance exercises.
    • Event time:  10 a.m. to noon in New Kids’ Hall
  • Lighthouse Learning Resources:  We have a host of activities for both caregivers and children.
    • Event Time:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  in PowerPlay Alcove
  • Faithful Paws:  Six therapy dogs will be at the Museum to interact with kids.
    • Event time:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tree Top

This exclusive event includes the following modifications: 

  • Doors will be closed to the public
  • Less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • No music will be playing on the overhead audio systems
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • Specialists on hand for consultation and extra fun activities
  • Sound reducing headphones, ear defenders and sunglasses available on loan
  • Designated quiet rooms will be available
  • Families are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks (Fresh Café will be closed)

Admission is just $5, and FREE for members! To register, please contact Lydia Dungus at (713) 535-7238.