Children's Museum of Houston offers 2 exclusive events for Autism Awareness Month

The Children's Museum of Houston is celebrating National Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day with two exclusive events.

The museum will host Sensory Friendly Day on April 1 and Explore Abilities Day on April 22. Both events are closed to the general public.

The museum says Sensory Friendly Day focuses on children with Autism, and Explore Abilities Day focuses on children with special learning needs.

According to the museum, the events will offer opportunities for children to explore the museum at their own pace, valuable Autism resources and interactive activities. No overhead music will play from 10 a.m. o 23 p.m. and sound-reducing headphones will provided.

Sensory Friendly Day activities include therapy dogs, Houston Ballet's "Adapted Dance" program and an engaging storytelling session. Explore Abilities Day activities include social thinking story times, dance and music, and therapy dogs.

Admission is $5 and those who wish to attend these events are required to pre-register. To register, please contact Lydia Dungus at or (713) 535-7238.

The Children's Museum of Houston is an IBCCES Certified Autism Center.