Sensory Friendly Science: Frozen Over Friday
A special evening event for families with sensory processing challenges
Friday, February 2 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Enjoy an evening out — inside the Main Building at the Museum of Life and Science! Starting at 5:30pm, the Museum’s main exhibition building will be open exclusively for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related sensory challenges and their families.
The Museum will feature two floors of our indoor exhibits in a relaxed, sensory friendly atmosphere, including the popular Frozen Over Pop-up exhibit with an "ice" rink for skate-in-your-socks fun. The Lab will be open with a hands-on activity. Cool-down areas and visual supports will be available throughout the evening. Staff and volunteers from the University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program will also be on-hand to assist guests.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Frozen Over Friday?
A special evening event, offering two floors of our Main Building exhibits for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
When and where is it happening?
Friday, February 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:00pm inside the Museum of Life and Science's Main Building
Is there an admission fee? Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
Museum members are admitted for free; non-members pay a significantly discounted rate of $5 per person for both children and adults. Tickets will be sold at the Admissions Desk during the time of the event. No advance ticket purchase is available.
What types of resources are available to support my child's enjoyment of this event?
Our guests may use our social narratives, activity systems, cool down kits, and noise cancelling headphones. Feel free to ask staff wearing a blue “Helper” button where to find these resources or if you have other needs. UNC TEACCH Autism Program staff and volunteers will have a resource table in the lobby; they are our partners in this event.