Autism Awareness Family Celebrations


On selected days, the DMA will be open early for children with autism and their families to enjoy art together in a fun environment. Families can participate in staff-led gallery experiences and art-making activities in the studio. Participants can enjoy an interactive performance with a music therapist, and relax in our sensory room facilitated by occupational therapy students from Texas Woman’s University —all before public hours. 

Families will have the opportunity to explore the interactives in the Center for Creative Connections during this special private event, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and are also invited to stay when the Museum opens at 11:00 a.m. to enjoy additional family programming.

Email if you have questions about the content of the event or need more information about what to expect. Sign up for our Autism Awareness Family Celebrations newsletter below.

2018 dates:

Saturday, February 17: Wild About Animals
Saturday, April 28: Once Upon a Time
Saturday, October 6: Fun and Games

Registration for Autism Awareness Family Celebrations is available one month prior to event dates. The program is free, but reservations are required and space is limited. ​

Click here to view the October schedule of events.

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