Touch-a-Truck Sensory Hour
Encourage your child’s obsession with all things that go when Explorium Denton Children's Museum hosts its fourth annual Touch-a-Truck on Saturday, March 3, outside Denton ISD’s C.H. Collins Stadium. Emergency, racing, construction and farm vehicles will be on display but with no running engines, sirens or honking allowed from 9–10am. The fleet of trucks, plus food trucks and kids’ activities, continue through 1pm. $2 suggested donation per person.
Denton, 940/595-4001; exploriumdenton.org
After their baseball game on Sunday, March 25, meet the Miracle League of Southlake athletes on the outfield for more fun: the city’s second annual egg hunt with sweet treats and balloon artist twisting from 1–3pm for children with special needs. Bring your Easter baskets to Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, designed with flat, synthetic turf, at Bicentennial Park. Free admission. Photos with the Easter Bunny include a free 4-by-6 print per family.
Southlake, 817/748-8019; experiencesouthlaketexas.com
Rally in the Fort
Make the most of Autism Awareness Month by meeting new friends at the Hope Center for Autism’s fifth annual family-friendly day. The nonprofit offers up performances, a sensory-focused craft for kids and local services from 2–4pm on Sunday, April 8, at Coyote Drive-In. FREE
Fort Worth, 817/560-1139; hopecenter4autism.org
On Saturday, April 14, go horseback riding and hang out with some of your favorite superheroes at Love for Kids’ annual All Kids Count, a resource fair and picnic for children with special needs or chronic illnesses. The family fun day from 11am–2pm at Circle R Ranch includes a petting zoo, bounce houses and carnival games, all for free. Register online to secure your family’s spot and choose your event T-shirt sizes.
Flower Mound, 214/426-5683; loveforkidsinc.org
Sensory-Friendly Family Fun
Two hours before the Nasher Sculpture Center opens its garden and galleries to the public on Wednesday, April 18, the center welcomes kids with sensory processing challenges (and their siblings) for this first-ever event. Scavenger hunts, art making and activity tables with local partners (including the Dallas Arboretum, zoo, library) each expand on the day’s theme, It’s a Material World!, and occupational therapy students from Texas Woman's University staff the sensory quiet room downstairs. Free admission; registration is requested.
Dallas, 214/242-5100; nashersculpturecenter.org