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.
Additional sensory-friendly resources the museum offers:
- A Social Story provides an illustrated, step-by-step guide on what to expect during a visit to the Museum. Use the Social Story to prepare for your visit and a change in routine. Click Here to download the Cook Museum Social Story.
- Use this Visual Vocabulary to get a sense of what to expect, introduce new vocabulary. and plan out what to see at the Museum. Click Here to download the Cook Museum Visual Vocabulary.
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.