Sensory Resources

If you or someone you know has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or sensory sensitivities, we would like to help you prepare for your visit to the Museum of Natural History.

Download a sensory map (PDF) or pick one up at the museum’s Admissions Desk. The map provides the layout of the museum and indicates areas that tend to be noisier and where you can sit down for a quiet rest.

Download our Social Narrative (PDF) to see photos and learn more about what you can see and do at the museum when you visit.

New Age of the Mastodon Social Narrative (PDF 1.7 MB)

Sensory Friendly Sundays

Autism Nova Scotia and the Museum of Natural History presents Sensory Friendly Sundays at the Museum every Sunday. During this time, you can enjoy all the museum has to offer, plus reduced lighting, reduced sound, sensory maps and social narratives.

Prepared in Partnership with Autism NS