Explore Abilities Day | Kids Out and About Houston

Explore Abilities Day

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 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). Pre-registration is required.


  • Social Thinking Story Time: Listen to some fun stories that you're sure to enjoy in the Library. 
    • Event time: 11:30 a.m., 12:15 and 1 p.m. 
  • Houston Ballet: Learn some cool moves from Teaching Artist Katey Tidwell in Power Play Alcove.
    • Event time: 10 a.m. - noon 
  • Faithful Paws: Come interact with the wonderful therapy dogs of Faithful Paws in Tree Top.
    • Event time: 10 a.m. to noon 
  •  A.D. Players Arts for All: Learn about music and dance and get a chance to perform in the Auditorium. 
    • Event time: 11 - 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.- noon

Academy Arts for All is an inclusive program offering a platform for those with learning differences to create, express, and perform under the direction of professional theatre artists.  Academy special population courses (AFA) integrate elements of movement, music, dance, performance, and vocalization which result in building participant confidence and self-expression. With a focus on teamwork, these courses create a cognitively-challenging environment where individuals are encouraged to develop social skill sets and creativity. The A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy offers a range of programming for artists with learning differences. Nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of the artist is foundational to all Academy courses.


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

Media Note: There is a possibility news outlets will attend and photograph this event.


1500 Binz
Houston, TX, 77004
United States


(713) 535-7238
Contact name: 
Lydia Dungus
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.