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Sensory-friendly hours offered at local museum

Cook Museum of Natural History will be having sensory-friendly hours this Friday, April 23, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

DECATUR, Ala. — The museum, in partnership with the Regional Autism Network, wants to give everyone a comfortable experience in the exhibits.

This event is aimed towards those with sensory or communication needs.

"Friday from 2 to 5 we're having sensory-friendly hours, it's for individuals with autism and other sensory or communication needs. It's basically just a time for families and for visitors to be able to come in and explore at their own pace, the sounds will be lowered, the crowds will be limited and we'll have the designated quiet room available," said Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Mike Taylor. 

Taylor also mentions that the museum is very spacious, making it easy to socially distance and stay COVID safe. 

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Additional sensory-friendly resources the museum offers:

To purchase tickets, visit the museum's ticket portal or visit the Cook Museum of Natural History at 133 4th Ave. NE, Decatur, AL 35601 to purchase tickets in-person. 

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