a place for all
Every child should experience the power of play, which is why we provide tools and modify the Museum to create the best experience for all children, no matter their need or disability. Free sensory kits are available at the welcome desk that include noise-canceling headphones and different fidgets. Just give the staff member your ID for the bag, and trade it back when you leave.
If a child needs a quieter spot, our Grow Zone is available for a peaceful space. The mother’s room on the main floor is also great with dimmable lights and sound machines. If these are occupied, a staff member will be happy to help you find another place. For a more focused activity, our Tinker Theater provides guided demonstrations on the upper level next to the airplane.
thank you to our generous sponsors:
A morning of play the third Sunday of every month offered to families with kiddos who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience and quieter setting at the Museum.
Families will enjoy time to connect and make memories in exhibit spaces with softer music, lower lights, and sensory-friendly activities. Sensory kits are available for check-out that include noise-reducing, headphones, fidgets and more.
Admission is FREE for members and half-price for non-members for these events!
Sensory Sundays at LCM are 9:00am – 11:00am the third Sunday of each month. Traditional museum hours begin at 11:00am.
The Museum strives to be an inclusive and accessible space that celebrates neurodiversity and welcomes people of all needs and abilities.
A social story is a tool that can help a child know what to expect in a new situation. This story, comprised of narrative text and photos, can help your child prepare for an upcoming visit to the Museum. Share this story with your child once, or many times, before your next visit. Use the whole story, or select portions of the story related to specific exhibits. Use this tool flexibly in a way that works best for your child.
sensory sunday dates
Sensory Sunday – April 16th
Sensory Sunday – May 21st
Sensory Sunday – June 18th
Sensory Sunday – July 16th
Sensory Sunday – August 20th
Sensory Sunday – September 17th
Sensory Sunday – October 15th
Sensory Sunday – November 19th
Sensory Sunday – December 17th
Our custom-curated social story wouldn’t be possible without the help of Cris at Sassy Mama for Autism, and several bighearted students and faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!
“We chose to tackle this project because we are all professionals and community members interested in the success and inclusion of children with ASD in all of the neat things Lincoln has to offer. We knew that a tool such as a social story would make the museum much more accessible to a group of people who would really enjoy it but might struggle if they did not know what to expect on their visit. We consider this a win-win situation. Individuals with ASD will have more access to the museum, and other visitors will have a chance to interact with those individuals; they can experience and enjoy the museum together!”
For more information on what we offer here at the museum please email firstname.lastname@example.org.