Families with kids or adults on the Autism spectrum can head to the Australian Museum in Sydney this July to their FREE, sensory-friendly, Early Bird Autism and Sensory-Friendly Morning.

The two-hour session gives families an opportunity to enjoy the Museum before it gets too busy – a great option for visitors on the autism spectrum or for families who have other access requirements.

Visitors to the Early Bird Autism and Sensory-Friendly Mornings can expect to find:

+ A supportive environment with a limited number of visitors prior to the Museum opening at 10am.
+ A designated quiet zone for those needing to take a break.
+ Staff trained in autism awareness and disability.
+ A kiosk for an early morning beverage or snack (the main café opens at 10am).

PLUS, to help with planning your trip to the museum, The Australian Museum has created an awesome visual story where you’ll find a step-by-step guide of what to expect.

When: Saturday 10 July, 8-10am.⁠ After 10am, Early Birds are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day.
Where: The Australian Museum, Sydney.⁠
Cost: FREE⁠ (additional charge applies to the major exhibition).
Age: All welcome⁠ ⁠

Header Image: Early birds in the Dinosaurs gallery | Image: Anna Kucera for the Australian Museum.


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