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Early Birds

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

Next Early Birds: Power UP, Saturday 14 MAY 2022 

Visitors will be welcomed into the museum outside of regular opening times to explore the galleries and enjoy a selection of fun activities. There will also be the opportunity to discover selected special exhibitions at a reduced price.

Wherever possible, we will adjust operations and/or lower volumes on exhibits until the museum opens to the public. Please note: Wonderlab: The equinor Gallery is not open as part of Early Birds.

Future dates

  • TBC

More about Early Birds

This event is suitable for those who benefit from visiting the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, individuals 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. 

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