Events & Programs
Exploration For All: Autism Early Open
We are proud to present Exploration for All: Autism Early Open at Pacific Science Center. On the third Saturday of each month, all families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning visit from 8-10 a.m. – before we open to the public. Experience our exhibits without heavy crowds when we have softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Additional accessibility resources can be found below.
We’ll also provide additional captioning devices in one of our IMAX theaters and printed copies of our sensory guide for guests – including maps of our exhibit spaces rated for noise level, visual stimulation, availability to touch and feel and strong odors. We’re also creating a wheels accessible map that outlines accessible pathways. Check back for information on the wheels accessible map.
Stay informed about upcoming events related to this program.
Download our event flyer to share Exploration For All with your community!
Thank you to Safeco Insurance for their support in helping us expand our accessibility and inclusion programs.
Before you visit, download our Autism Resources, which include a sensory guide and tips and tools for families with children who have special sensory needs.
- Adventure Planner: Primary Grades
- Adventure Planner: Intermediate Grades
- Picture Schedule
- Sensory Guide
- Tips and Tools for Parents: Children with Special Sensory Needs
Authors: Sarah Becker, Clara Palek-Zahn, Jennifer Leichtman, Valerie Tung, Students of Masters of Occupational Therapy Program, University of Washington, Dept. of Rehabilitation Therapy.
Design: Kirsten Evers, Graphic Designer, Pacific Science Center.