Neurodivergent Family Night
January 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 10 | 5 PM – 7 PM
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to enjoy The City in a sensory-friendly environment, along with other families. Our community partners, who specialize in supporting the neurodiverse community will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.
Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages from the neurodiverse community and with other disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the public.
Art (Times vary):
- Create your own masterpiece using popsicle sticks, yarn and tape!
- Paint with brushes on our easel and discover water and beads in our sensory bin!
Purpose of the Play: Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, cause and effect, cognitive development, problem-solving
Sensational Story Time:
- Children often dream about what they will be when they grow up, but why do they have to settle on one occupation? In There’s a Hat for That! by Dr. Kevin J. Fleming, join our little monkey friend as he explores different jobs and learning about the possibilities of the future!
Fee: FREE to behavioral therapists and neurodiverse children or with other disabilities and their immediate families
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a reoccurring predicament that we need your help with! Consistently, 200 guests register, but don’t attend. To mitigate this, we’ve decided to open registration closer to the event’s date so parents can better gauge their ability to attend. We know that a child’s temperament, nap schedule, energy level, will and desire to play can be unpredictable – we don’t want to discourage you from signing up for that reason! We simply want to spread awareness: When you sign up knowing that you likely won’t come, you are taking the spot another neurodiverse family might use! Thank you for your consideration and kindness!
RSVP: Link to be provided. Max: 250 guests* Only families that preregistered will be allowed to enter the museum. Please have your ID ready to show at the front desk to confirm your registration. Thank you!
Grown-up Tip: As a parent, dealing with a picky eater can be frustrating but try and make it FUN when introducing new foods, especially vegetables. Asking for your child’s ideas of what to make with the product as well as shopping together for the items is an experience of its own. Your child will get the opportunity to make lists, find items, add up money and of course create something yummy in the kitchen that is also healthy!