May showers bring Spring flowers, or if you’re in Texas, they bring pollen! If you’re looking to beat the heat and give your allergies a much-needed break, then add one of these indoor sensory-friendly events to your calendar this month!


Several Dates & Locations

AMC Sensory Friendly Films

AMC partners with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where they turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Their Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. 

Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes. Sensory Friendly Films are offered at the following locations in Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas:


Dallas / Ft. Worth

Learn more here.

May 2

Houston, Texas

Children’s Museum Sensory Friendly Day

Children with autism spectrum disorder and their families are invited to experience the Museum with dimmed lights, limited extra sounds, and no distracting motions during this private event. Additional signage is added to help visitors determine things not to climb on, and entrances between exhibits where it is good to stop and wait for an adult before continuing. In addition, the CMS Sensory Friendly Days offer wonderful relief from extra stimuli. 

These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • Less crowded environment
  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual safety signage
  • Designated quiet rooms

Learn more here.

May 6

Dallas, Texas

A Midsummers Night Dream

Ballet North Texas offers sensory-friendly performances designed to create a welcoming environment for families with children who are on the autism spectrum or may have sensory sensitivities. They are also for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere.

Learn more here.

May 7

Houston, Texas

Charlotte’s Web

Based on the book by E. B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette, Main Street Theatre tells the tender story of a wise and kind spider named Charlotte who devises a plan to save her friend, Wilbur, the pig. Charlotte’s Web is the “just about perfect” tale of friendship, love, and life.

Their sensory-friendly performance is on May 7, 2022, at 10:30 am.

Learn more here.


Did we miss a sensory-friendly event in May? Contact us to let us know!