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Early Birds is a sensory friendly event for families with children who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

This event is suitable for children who benefit from visiting the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, children with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences). 

Taking place on selected Saturdays and Sundays across the year, we open the museum exclusively before or after hours, and wherever possible will have adjusted operations and/or lowered volume levels on exhibits.

As well as exploring some of the galleries, you can enjoy a selection of fun workshops in a gallery space.  There will also be quiet areas for those needing to take a break. More details on exactly what to expect on the day will be sent out in advance of each Early Birds event.

The Early Birds accessible events are completely free and suitable for families with children aged 4–15. Siblings are welcome to attend, but all children and adults attending the event will need to book. Booking opens about one month before the event.

Saturday 23 November: sensory-friendly evening event for families

Booking opens 25 October at 10.00

Visitors will be welcomed into the museum for exclusive access to select galleries like Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery from 18.30–21.30. In addition, there will be workshops and activities for you to enjoy.

The theme is Top Secret, to pair with our new exhibition.

You will be sent a Visual Story and the programme closer to the event.

Saturday 14 December: Sensory-friendly morning event for families

Booking opens on 15 November 2019 at 10.00

Visitors will be welcome into the museum from 08.00, with access to select galleries like Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery.  Wherever possible, will have adjusted operations and/or lowered volumes on exhibits until 10.00. 

As well as exploring the galleries, you can enjoy a selection of fun workshops in a gallery space. 

The theme is Top Secret, to pair with our new exhibition.

You will be sent a Visual Story and the programme closer to the event.

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