Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) on Watson Island will be lighting its iconic building up blue in honor of Autism Awareness Month and Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign to bring awareness to children and adults living with autism. April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month this April, MCM will host Sensory Friendly Afternoons which will take place every weekday from 4-6 PM (except April 19th). During these afternoons, the second floor of the Museum will be adjusted to a low-stimulation environment with reduced lighting and sound. Sensory Friendly Afternoons will give children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy the Museum in an inclusive and accessible environment.
MCM’s monthly Sensory Saturday program is designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. This month’s Sensory Saturday will be held on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 -11:00 AM. During Sensory Saturdays MCM is transformed into a completely sensory friendly environment with modified lighting, sound adjustments and “cool down” rooms for children to relax in. Special programming includes yoga, art, music therapy, and more. Space is limited and admission is offered at a reduced rate. Pre-registration for these events are required. Please email sensorysaturday@
For more information about Sensory Friendly activities at MCM, please call Angelica at 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 126.
Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.
Miami Children’s Museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami. Admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary. For more information contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.