Sensory Play and Inclusion

For Guests with Sensory Sensitivities or Sensory Processing Disorders

Children's Museum of Atlanta strives to be an inclusive and accessible space that considers neurodiversity. Museum staff members are on-site with sensory solutions and ready to help guests. Please consider the following information and resources.

Adaptive Play: Sensory Friendly Sessions

It's a Sunday morning at CMA and things seem to be quieter than usual. On select Sundays during Session A, we offer a calmer and quieter environment for those with developmental disabilities or sensory sensitivities.

Sensory Friendly Sessions offer a Museum modified experience by turning off exhibit sounds, reducing light, and limiting admission.

We offer Sensory Friendly Sessions every Sunday in April in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

2023 Dates: Aug 6 | Oct 1 | Nov 5 | Dec 3

Prepare for your visit 

Check out our social story for common encouters throughout the Museum.

Sensory Support in The Museum 

Quiet Area

Located in Leaping into Learning, CMA offers a  quiet space when guests need a break.  

Sensory Packs

Some areas in the Museum can be loud and overstimulating. Our sensory packs are available at the front desk and can be checked out at any time. Each pack includes headphones and several sensory toys. 

Callie The Therapy Dog

Families can meet Callie the Therapy Dog on the CMA Stage most Sensory Friendly Sessions. Callie offers soft sensory play and snuggles. She is very gentle and loves pets!

Online Resources

Check out our Youtube channel for Sensory Friendly Storytimes!

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