Autism Awareness Family Celebrations at Dallas Museum of Art


October 06, 2018
12:00 AM


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Saturday, October 6 from 9–11am

The Dallas Museum of Art will be open early for children with autism and their families to enjoy art together in a fun environment. Participants can participate in staff-led gallery experiences and art-making activities in the studio. October 6 theme: Fun and Games.

Families may enjoy an interactive performance with a music therapist, relax in a sensory room facilitated by occupational therapy students from Texas Woman’s University, and, for kids over age 12, there will be a gallery tour just for them—all before public hours.

Families will have the opportunity to explore the interactives in the Center for Creative Connections during this special private event, from 9–11am, and are also invited to stay when the museum opens at 11am to enjoy additional family programming.

Email if you have questions about the content of the event or need more information about what to expect. Go online to sign up for the museum's Autism Awareness Family Celebrations newsletters and to download a Social Story about visiting the DMA.

Registration for Autism Awareness Family Celebrations is available one month prior to event dates. The program is free, but reservations are required and space is limited.


Visit for more detailed information about museum accessibility for those on the autism spectrum, with dementia, with developmental and learning disabilities, who are blind or partially sighted, who have Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss or limited mobility.