Notice of temporary closure
The Museum will be closed from Tuesday, December 19, 2023 to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 for the Holiday Season.

Sensory Sundays

For Autism Awareness Month in April, the Museum will provide a sensory-friendly experience Sunday mornings on April 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Please note that the Museum will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, April 30 and will not be able to offer Sensory Sunday programming.

What’s involved

Hands-on, sensory-friendly activities will be offered throughout the Museum. Touch and explore some fascinating artifacts with the help of a guide and create a 3D foam sculpture of images from Canadian bank notes.

What to expect

  • Reduced ambient sounds
  • Additional directional signs
  • Noise-cancelling headphones available to borrow at the front desk
  • A designated quiet area

When to participate

Visit us Sunday, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 for the following:

  • 9:0010:00: Early Sunday opening for those looking to avoid crowds for our sensory-friendly activities.
  • 10:0012:00: Sensory activities continue during regular Museum hours.

How to prepare for your visit

If you have any questions, contact us by or by phone at 613‑782‑8914.

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Ottawa, ON