Can my child’s therapist attend along with our family?
Yes! Therapists working with clients may accompany the family free of charge. No pre-registration is required for therapists. Therapists, please check-in at the Admissions desk upon arrival.
Can my typically developing child attend too?
Yes! We understand that it can often be difficult for families with children of mixed abilities/ages to find activities that will keep everyone entertained. At Thinkery, families learn and play together and we have exhibits and activities designed to appeal to many. We invite you to bring the whole family!
What did you do to prepare for the event?
Our Sensory Friendly Hours are modeled after similar programs held museums across the country, including Children’s Museum of Houston and Seattle Children’s Museum. We modeled our Social Narrative after one produced by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and we’ve also produced a special map for the event. To ensure we are implementing best practices, we’ve consulted with therapists from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and the Autism Society of Texas.
Outside of Sensory Friendly Hours, when is the best time for a visit to Thinkery?
Thinkery is busiest on weekends, as well as weekday mornings. We recommend visiting on weekday afternoons, as well as during our weekly Community Night program (Wednesdays from 4–8 pm). Please note, you may always call ahead to find out if there is a large group or event scheduled during your visit.
I have other questions. Who can I ask?
Click here to view Thinkery’s accessibility information. For more info, please email Todd Moore, Public Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.