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Explore-Abilities Program Pilot Event 2015

August 15, 2015

EXPLORE-ABILITIES: A Sensory-Friendly Museum Event

Download Explore-Abilities Program Pilot Event Invitation (PDF)

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 8:00AM – 9:25AM
Location: Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Price: This pilot event is a free, invitation-only opportunity in exchange for feedback about your experience

Introducing EXPLORE-ABILITIES – a new sensory-friendly museum experience designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility!

Developed in conjunction with experts from the Autism Learning Centre, Autism Manitoba, and On The Spectrum Therapy Services, this exclusive event features:

  • Light and sound reductions in museum galleries
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • A less crowded environment
  • Designated quiet zones apart from the galleries
  • Specialized equipment rentals (i.e., sunglasses and ear defenders) available upon request
  • Specially trained staff to complement your museum experience

Note: The Children’s Museum opens to the general public at 9:30AM. Visitors are welcome to stay and play after this time, however lights, sounds, signage, and other Explore-Abilities elements/accommodations will return to regular operating levels at 9:30AM.

Registration is required for this event.
Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, please contact Erin McIntyre, Director of Education & Exhibits, at 204.924.4003 or

Attendance at this event constitutes guardian consent of participants to be photographed and/or videotaped and to the use of said images, likenesses, profiles and otherwise in print, broadcast, or electronic materials by the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. and by third parties promoting the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. and releases the Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. from any claim released to such usage.


August 15, 2015
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