Especially for Me!
2015 Schedule of Free Events
Events are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Registration links are clickable below as registration for each event becomes available.
These programs are offered with the support of
Free Evenings for Families with Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (5:00pm to 8:30pm)
During our Free Evenings for Families of Children with an ASD, the Museums are closed to the public so families may explore with others with similar needs. Museum staff can usually direct visitors to a quiet space in each building for children that may need to take a break from stimulation. Food, including gluten-free options, is generously provided by Not Your Average Joe’s of Acton.
- Saturday, February 7
- Friday, March 13
- Saturday, April 25
- Sunday, May 31
- Saturday, July 11
- Sunday, August 9
- Saturday, October 17
- Saturday, December 12
Free ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Friendly Afternoons (select Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
During ASD Friendly Afternoons, no school groups or birthday parties are scheduled, in order to avoid overcrowding and support accessibility of exhibits. A dedicated room is available to welcome families with a child with an ASD to orient them to the campus and programs, and provide a quiet space for children needing a break from the stimulation of the museums.
- January 6
- February 3
- March 3
- April 7
- May 5
- June 2
- October 6
- November 3
- December 1
Mornings for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (Mondays from 9:30am to 12:30pm)
Free Mornings for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers are held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on scheduled Monday mornings, when the Museums are closed to the public. This program is offered in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital; ASL interpreters will be on site.
- Monday, March 2
- Monday, September 28 >>Register Now
Free Evenings for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children (5:00pm to 8:30pm)
Free Evenings for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children are on scheduled evenings when the Museums are closed to the public. This program is offered in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital. ASL Interpreters will be on site, and food, including gluten-free options, is generously provided by Not Your Average Joe’s of Acton.
- Saturday, January 10
- Saturday, April 11
- Saturday, July 25
- Saturday, October 3
Evenings for Families of Children with a Visual Impairment (5:00pm to 8:30pm)
- Saturday, May 16
- Saturday, November 7
At evening events, food (including gluten-free options) is generously provided by