The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) is proud to offer and encourage engaging, inclusive STEAM experiences that are accessible to visitors of all abilities.
AAHOM offers Sensory Friendly Kits for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder or those with other sensory sensitivities. These kits, which include fidgets, headphones, and sunglasses, are designed to enhance the Museum experience and are included with admission. They can be checked out and returned to the front desk.
Families who want to know more about our environment before an actual visit can:
- Tour our Exhibit Directory
- Read our Social Story
- View our Virtual Tour
- View our Therapeutic PlayGuide
AAHOM recognizes the diversity of our visitors’ abilities and needs, and is making its exhibits and programs accessible to the widest possible audience.
My Turn was created by AAHOM for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). My Turn offers families affected by ASD a less sensory stimulating, crowd-free environment to explore popular venues at their own pace and in their own way, including hands-on activities designed for those with ASD. My Turn provides online prep materials for each program, such as social stories and picture schedules. Each venue also offers families a designated quiet room that includes a sensory tool kit with weighted lap pads and tactile toys.
My Turn is managed by AAHOM in collaboration with community partners from the arts and culture community. My Turn is offered on the second Sunday of each month and rotates between partner locations.