Sensory Friendly Resources

 Sensory Friendly Resources

CMC offers a range of resources for our neurodiverse visitors. These resources are designed to support your family before, during, and after your visit so that our facility is as accessible as possible for children and families of all backgrounds and abilities.


Call Ahead Accommodations

If you are planning a visit with a child who has special needs and want to avoid waiting in line at the front desk, please call us at 216-791-7114. A member of our team will meet you in the lobby to check you in.

Re-Entry

If you need to take a break and leave the building, please go to the front desk and ask for a re-entry sticker. This will enable you to return on the same day for no additional fee. 

Sensory Support Kits

CMC offers noise canceling headphones, sensory toys, and visual supports upon request at our front desk. These resources must be returned prior to your departure.

Sensory Friendly Room

Our Sensory Friendly Room is located on level one, across from our Arts and Parts exhibit. This private space contains special lighting, calming music, and other sensory support resources designed to create a space for respite should someone in your group become overwhelmed or overstimulated during their visit.

Social Narratives

This social narrative, complete with visual supports, will help familiarize your child with the museum's exhibits, rules, spaces, and helpers. We recommend that you read it with your child before your visit.

Make your Own Visual Schedule

This make your own visual schedule template contains picture cards that represent each area of the museum, along with a blank schedule template.


We recommend you print and assemble the picture cards to design your own visual schedule before you visit.

We have assembled two sample visual schedules for you – one for a short visit and one for a longer visit.

Video Model

This video model provides a step-by-step visual and audio explanation of how to appropriately interact with one of the water tables in the Wonder Lab.