Sensory Friendly









Meet Charlee, a nine year old friend of the museum. due to epilepsy, Charlee struggles with over stimulation. She and her mom, Amanda, found our new sensory friendly backpacks to be helpful in creating a calming environment full of play. Stop at the front desk during your next visit to the museum to check out one of the backpacks.

Sensory Friendly backpacks made possible through a sponsorship by UPMC Health Plan.


Sensory Friendly Playtime at the Children’s Museum

We are excited to offer Sensory Friendly Playtime dedicated to children diagnosed with sensory processing disorders. These special playtimes give children with sensory processing disorders and their families an opportunity to have a fun and enjoyable learning experience in a comfortable environment. Thank you to our friends at UPMC Health Plan for their generous sponsorship of this program.

2019 Sensory Friendly Playtimes are held from 5:30-7:30pm on the following dates:

Sunday, April 28th
Sunday, July 14th
Sunday, October 13th

FREE ADMISSION for 1 Child and a caregiver.
Additional guests welcome. Admission rate of $8.00 for ages 2 and older. Children 1 and younger are free.  Members are free.

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum Social Story

The Museum’s Social Story provides children with an understanding of what they will experience and how to plan  for a Children’s Museum visit.

Download My visit to the expERIEnce Children’s Museum Social Story