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Relaxed, Sensory-Friendly Morning at the South Australian Museum

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A sensory-friendly morning for visitors of all ages, their families, friends and support workers.

Visitors with sensory or accessibility needs such as autism can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum out of hours. This is a chance to see all of the permanent galleries, and maybe discover something you’ve never noticed before. 

While everyone is always welcome at the Museum, sometimes the crowds and noise make visits harder for neurodivergent visitors and those living with a disability. Some of the screens, lights and sounds around the Museum will be altered for the morning to make it a more sensory friendly experience.

Attendees can enjoy the Museum galleries and sensory backpacks will also be available to borrow free of charge.

This is a ticketed event for people with sensory needs and their accompanying family, friends or support workers. Please purchase a ticket for all attendees when you book, as numbers are limited to ensure a quiet environment. 

In March 2018, the Museum was declared an Autism Friendly Venue by Autism SA. You can download the social story for general visits here. You can also download the sensory map here.

This is a pay-what-you-can event:
Please contribute what you can afford to give for each ticket and enjoy this event. Our access programming is funded solely through donations and we're grateful for every contribution no matter how big or small. Your contribution will help us to continue to present these programs into the future. 

The Museum Shop and cafe will not be open for this event. Both will be open once the Museum opens to the public at 10.00am. 

Access to the current exhibition GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition is not included in this event as it is a multi-sensory installation. Tickets can be purchased online for sessions during public opening hours. More information about access and sensory elements can be found on the exhibition page

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