Autism Awareness Event: Sensory Friendly Science in Durham NC - April 2nd 2017

April 2nd, 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon

$10 per person for ASD Families

Join the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC and the UNC Chapel Hill Autism Program as we celebrate National Autism Awareness Day. The Museum will open early—exclusively for families with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Enjoy all indoor and outdoor exhibits in a relaxed, lights up, sounds down atmosphere. Cool-down areas and materials, as well as visual supports, will be available during your Museum exploration. Special programs and exhibits will invite everyone to learn more about living with ASD. The Museum will open at noon for all visitors, but remain sensory friendly until closing.

Tickets for families with ASD are $10 per person (available through online pre-sale or at the door between 10am-12pm). Normal admission rates apply after 12pm.


  • Advance ticket sales available for admission and train rides.
  • The popular Ellerbe Creek Railway will offer sensory friendly train rides throughout the day.
  • Hands-on demonstrations in the Lab and local organizations onsite with resources for ASD.
  • The Terrace Gallery (second floor) will host an exhibition of artwork created by local artists with ASD.

Ticket information coming soon!

Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC