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 Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life Social Narrative (PDF)

Sensory Friendly Sunday returns in August 2020

Sensory Friendly Sunday’s take place the first Sunday of every month. During this time, visitors can enjoy:

  • Reduced Lighting
  • Reduced Sound
  • Sensory Maps
  • Social Narratives

Prepared in Partnership with Autism NS