Weekdays + Saturdays
11am and 1pm
Sensory Friendly Family Night
Sensory Friendly Family Nights are monthly events that have been created to provide a comfortable, enjoyable experience of the museum for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Sensory Friendly Family Nights are free of charge and are held after museum hours in order to provide children with Autism Spectrum Disorders full access to all exhibits and materials. These events are two hours and include an art activity facilitated by a Registered Art Therapist, a music table hosted by a music teacher and availability of TCARD (Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders) staff for parents who may have questions or concerns about their children. Each event includes a resource table with service providers and events related to the Autism community of greater New Orleans. Quiet spaces are available in the Theatre on the first floor and the birthday party rooms on the top floor.
Future Sensory Friendly Family Nights:
September 22nd 4:30 pm -6:30 pm (Play Ball: wear your favorite football, basketball, baseball jersey
October 27th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Halloween: practice wearing your Halloween costume out of the house)
December 1st 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Holidays and Insta-Snow)
January 26th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Mardi Gras)
March 2nd 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Sleep: tips and resources for healthy sleep habits for your child with Autism)
March 30th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – (Food: tips and resources for healthy and diverse meals for your child with Autism)
Word Play is an early literacy program where parents and children learn how to boost early literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. Parents learn how to develop and strengthen their child’s literacy skills and gain confidence in their parent advocacy skills.
Each session lasts one hour and 30 minutes. Families take home a literacy ‘goodie bag’ with a free book and home activity after every session. Plus, dinner is served! Parents and caregivers (along with their five-year-olds) who are willing to commit to 6-8 sessions are eligible to participate in the Word Play program.
Call 504-523-1357 for more information.
For Our Babies
For Our Babies is a national movement promoting healthy development in U.S. children from conception to age 3. They advocate for the types of environments, experiences, and relationships that infants and toddlers need in order to thrive.
By sharing relevant research and the knowledge of families, practitioners, and other experts For Our Babies shows how far the U.S. has to go to meet the basic needs of our infants and toddlers and shares how the support of positive early development benefits all.
Join us on Thursday, March 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Times Picayune Theatre to learn more about For Our Babies. From 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy networking and refreshments, then from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., discover how to get involved and make a difference.
Click here to download a “Letter from Dr. Ron Lally”
Click here to download the “Call To Action”
Click here to download the official “Invitation”