In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will host Sensory Friendly Days, presented by?DICK’S Sporting Goods, from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22.
The Heinz History Center can sometimes be loud, bright, and busy. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer Sensory Friendly Days to make “the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh” a more comfortable environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences.
The History Center is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all visitors. In partnership with Autism Connections of Pennsylvania, the History Center has identified and implemented modifications to support a more sensory-friendly experience, including but not limited to: mitigation of sudden and/or loud sounds and motions, designated break and rest spaces, gender-neutral family restrooms, and increased directional signage throughout the museum.
In addition, on Monday, April 18, Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we will offer sensory-friendly story time with a tactile book in the 3rdFloor Multipurpose Room.