Halloween Autism Night
Children and their parents/siblings/caretakers can enjoy Halloween fun in a sensory-friendly environment along with other families at this special evening.
Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy in trick-or-treating around the museum. Pretend City's community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, are on-hand to enrich the play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.
This event is for families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum or have a disability, as well as therapists and/or behavioral coaches.
Pretend City is closed to the general public during this private event.
Art Studio Sessions (5-7:30p.m.): Kids can learn about nature with activities such as leaf prints, bug stamping and a sensory pumpkin activity, exploring different textures and prints of all things October.
Sensitive Story-Time (6:45p.m.): A spooky sensitive story-time helps get everyone in the Halloween spirit!
Register to attend Autism Night max: 200 guests *Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number are admitted.
The event is free. Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.
Grown-up Tip: While children dressed up in costumes is what one may typically envision for Halloween, costumes may not be ideal for your child. If your child does not like their costume, see if they may be open to wearing it for short periods of time and increase the intervals over time. Perhaps by Halloween they may feel comfortable in it. If not, try adding accessories that may serve as a costume over their regular clothes like wings or capes.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an event appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.