Sensor-friendly in Seattle–Upcoming Outings for Your Family to Consider

Sensor-friendly in Seattle–Upcoming Outings for Your Family to Consider

From experiencing a live production of Frozen at the Paramount Theater to a visit to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and a trip to Woodland Park Zoo’s Zoomazium, these Seattle venues offer outings designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities.

Frozen at the Paramount Theater: Sensory-Friendly Performance, Feb. 22, 2020

Staffed specialists from the Seattle-based, non-profit Sensory Access will be available throughout the theater, providing helpful tools such as noise-cancelling headphones and fidget items. Slight adjustments will be made to the show, including altered lighting and reduced sound., Food, drink and iPads with headphones will be allowed in seats. Designated quiet areas and activity areas will be provided. Learn more.

Sensory-friendly MoPOP Morning, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 – 10 AM

Enjoy a toned-down experience at the Museum of Pop Culture before MoPOP opens to the public. This sensory-friendly experience includes lowered sound and lighting (with noise-cancelling headsets available), art activity and low-sensory break spaces, with access to the galleries, learning labs and more. Reserve your tickets in advance, as spaces are limited. Check out the details.

MoPOP, 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98105

Sensory-friendly Fridays at Woodland Park Zoo, 9 AM – 4 PM

Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates spectacular multimedia features with fun, interactive, nature-themed areas devoted to play and learning for children from birth to eight years of age (though all ages and abilities are welcome!)

All of the exhibits within Zoomazium have been designed for whole-bodied, imaginative play, as well as integration with existing zoo programs. On Fridays, Zoomazium are sensory-friendly with additional soothing, exploratory activities provided to support language development, motor skills, problem solving skills and social interactions. Strangler Fig tree is closed on Fridays to create a quieter and more comfortable environment for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.

Get more info here. Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Information is provided by event organizers is not associated with or necessarily endorsed by Valley Medical Center.

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