We have searched the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio areas to find a variety of sensory-friendly events for you to explore! Take a look below and pick your favorites to attend. You’re sure to find something for everyone on this list.

Sensory Friendly Showing of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical!
Dallas Children’s Theater
February 4th, 1:30 pm

The Pigeon is having a bit of an identity crisis – he never gets to do ANYTHING, and people just want him to “fly off.” Everything changes when the confident, cool Bus Driver rolls into town, and the Pigeon finds himself with a brand new goal: DRIVE THE BUS! But is it even possible? Time to find out! 

Showing adaptations include leaving the house lights up a few levels higher than during standard performance and reducing the sound level. We also offer a “Quiet Room” for children who need a break. Tickets are $5 per person.

Learn more and get tickets here.

Explore Abilities Day
Children’s Museum Houston
February 13th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Explore Abilities gives families the opportunity to enjoy the entire Museum at their own pace and also participate in the special activities occurring that day. These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • A less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • Ear defenders and sunglasses available on loan
  • Designated quiet rooms
  • Families are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks (Fresh Café will be closed)

Museum story guides have been created to help you and your child familiarize themselves with the museum and its exhibits before your visit. Written from a child’s perspective, the guides can be helpful in planning which exhibits to visit and in which order. Admission is $7 per person.

Learn more here.

Sensory-Friendly Showing of Hero Twins: Blood Race
The Magik Theatre
February 28th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming environment for people who are on the autism spectrum or may have sensory sensitivities. The integrity of the performance remains the same, while production elements are modified to accommodate individuals with sensory needs. This allows families and friends of those with autism or other disabilities the opportunity to enjoy an authentic performance experience together.

An invented mythology inspired by classic Mayan narratives, The Hero Twins: Blood Race is an action-filled adventure that is also an allegory about inequality, justice, and liberation. Who will win the Blood Race, an ancient competition between two tribes that takes place in the underworld? The winner rules the capital city and all the people who labor for it, while the loser remains trapped forever in the underworld. Cricket has trained for his entire life with his twin sister, Moth, and he is favored to be the first of their tribe to win the Blood Race.

Learn more here.

Morgan’s Wonderland
San Antonio

Every day Morgan’s Wonderland works to provide an extraordinary place where smiles and laughter lead to wonderful memories with family members, friends, and caregivers. They want Morgan’s Wonderland to be a place where the common element of play creates an atmosphere of inclusion for those with and without disabilities while encouraging everyone to gain a greater understanding of one another. Morgan’s Wonderland offers 25 Ultra-Accessible attractions sprawled across a 25-acre oasis of inclusion. From a wheelchair-accessible Ferris wheel to catch-and-release fishing, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Learn more here.

We Rock the Spectrum
Multiple locations in the Dallas, San Antonio, Sugar Land, and Houston areas

We Rock the Spectrum gyms feature 

  • Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
  • Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
  • Zipline – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
  • Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
  • Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
  • Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
  • Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination

Learn more here.

About the Authors

Apara Autism Center is a leading provider of ABA therapy in Texas to children ages 18 months and up. We understand the difficulty of dealing with uncertainty and are prepared to assist you with our collaborative developmental therapy support. If you’re looking for ABA therapy near you, we have centers in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. Apara Autism Center employs a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) that can assist you with resources to help comfort your child during stressful times. We include parent training as collaborative support for the whole family. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to call (844) 272-7223 or contact us at info@aparaautism.com with your questions or to enroll. We accept most insurance plans and offer full and part time programs as well as in-home therapy options with no waitlist.