The low-sensory mornings program is designed for young people who would benefit from a quieter experience with fewer visitors and more space to explore “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.” Children who are on the Autism spectrum, may feel anxious in crowded spaces, or have complex medical needs are some of the visitors who may enjoy low-sensory mornings.
Tickets for low-sensory mornings are $9 per child, and include Museum admission and entry to the “Winnie-the-Pooh” exhibition for two adults.
The number of visitors in the gallery during low-sensory mornings are a fraction of the number during typical visit times. Visitors can move through the gallery at their own pace and engage with areas of the exhibition where they feel most comfortable. Lights in the exhibition are neither extra bright nor unusually dark. Ambient sound is turned off. Visitors can choose to engage with some sound areas—listening to someone reading through a phone, for example.
Entry is anytime between 9 and 10 am. You may stay in the gallery as long as you wish; the exhibition opens to the general public at 11 am. Low-sensory mornings are designed to greatly reduce the wait time, but it is possible that you may still need to wait in line for the exhibition.
Other areas of the Museum are also open during this time.
Tickets can be purchased online and are picked up at will-call at the Huntington Avenue Entrance ticket desk the morning you are attending.
The MFA does not have a quiet room, but there are quieter areas in Sharf Visitor Center and the enclosed courtyard to rest, read, color, or snack. Some bathrooms have no hand dryers, and the ones that do have paper towels as well.
Can’t make it to the October 20 low-sensory morning? There is another low-sensory morning on December 8.
Questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-369-4027 for more information.