Children’s Museum Houston

Explore Abilities Day

Monday, Apr. 22, 2019 – Monday, Apr. 22, 2019

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM


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 beallowed (Fresh Café will be closed). Pre-registration is required.

Event time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • 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.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $7 2 hours - $8 3+ hours - $9 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Café, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with savory salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily – fresh off the grill!

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