Mellow Mornings

Hours and Location

Mellow Mornings

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Canada Science and Technology Museum
DateJan 29, 2023
Time8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Child laying on her back inside an exhibit tube while spinning an interactive to see pieces move.
When
Days
Sunday
Times
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Fee
Included with admission
Fee Description
Registration required

Mellow Mornings are scheduled sessions created to provide a low-sensory environment for young visitors with various disabilities. These events offer a calmer environment, allowing youngsters to take full advantage of various Museum experiences. 

During Mellow Mornings: 

  • There are fewer visitors in the Museum.
  • Visual and sound-based stimuli in the exhibitions are either turned down or turned off.
  • Hands-on activities and demonstrations have been carefully developed to avoid any unexpected sensory triggers. 

We know that a museum visit can be a stressful experience for young visitors with sensory sensitivities, and their families. The following free downloadable guides may help you prepare for a visit:

Our sincere thanks to our partner organization, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) (website in French only), for making this initiative possible.

Purchasing Tickets:

Given that the number of visitors is limited between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., reserve your tickets online

Pass Holders and Access 2 Card

If you have a pass for a free museum visit, please check in at the museum’s front desk.

Regular admission fees will apply (see admission fees here). 

Dates for upcoming Mellow Mornings:

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023

Visitors may also borrow one of the following items at the front desk: 

  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Paper copies of sensory guides
  • Wheelchairs
  • Strollers (for children ages 2–4)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I borrow noise-cancelling headphones for my child? (Click to expand)

The number of headphones available at the front desk is limited. We recommend that you bring your own, if you have them. 

My child can sometimes be noisy. Are they welcome at Mellow Mornings? (Click to expand)

Yes, of course. We enjoy welcoming all children to the Museum, no matter their needs. A room featuring hands-on activities will also be available to young visitors. 

Will all audiovisual components be turned off during the event? (Click to expand)

No, several will remain on. However, supplementary notices indicating the presence of unexpected stimuli — such as sound, light and motion — will be posted in front of the experience. 

Will the cafeteria be open at 8:30 a.m.? (Click to expand)

No, The Collective opens at 11:00 a.m. You may bring your own snacks and enjoy them in the rest area set aside for this purpose. The space features tables and chairs, as well as couches arranged in small groupings.   

Can we continue our visit after 10:00 a.m.? (Click to expand)

Yes, of course. However, please remember that special activities will have ended, all interactive experiences will be fully operational, and the number of visitors will likely grow considerably.