28 April 2019 | 8.30am - 11.30am | POSTPONED

Enjoy a comfortable environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences. 

On Sensory-Friendly Sundays, our Kids Activity Space and selected exhibitions will be open extra early for a quieter experience and modified to suit people on the autism spectrum and with a range of differing abilities. 

Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have and facilitate creative activities.


Start time: Sensory Friendly Sundays access starts at 8.30am

Visitors are welcome to arrive anytime from 8.30am – 11am. The earlier your arrive the quieter the experience will be as there is exclusive access for guests attending this program to visit the Kids Activity Space 8.30-10.30am before we open doors to other visitors. 

Open to registered guests. Entry via Waterside Studio next to Yots café

Kids on Deck

Drop in for wildlife-themed sensory investigations, art-making, dress ups and games. Exclusive access for SFS guests is 8.30-11.30am. Visitors are welcome to bring coffees and snacks to our covered outdoor seating areas. 

Sensory Friendly experiences in our exhibitions On Sharks & Humanity and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 
Enjoy a quiet experience with reduced sound and ambient lighting levels across the lower level galleries. Get hands-on with interactive touch stations, music making stations and tactile experiences of art materials and creature specimens facilitated by our exhibition officers.  

Roving circus and character guides. 
Our science circus hosts Craig and Neisha will be performing some special roving circus tricks and science demonstrations for our Sensory Friendly guests.

Quiet Space
Additional rooms will be available for guests who require dedicated quiet space for breaks.
Feedback Welcome

Sensory friendly Sunday is a new program at the museum. We'd love your feedback, so will send all attendees a short survey after the event for you to share your ideas. 

Kids playing in the Aquatic Imaginarium 


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