Sensory-Friendly Fun For Families At LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

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As a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum, I am so excited to share about the newest sensory-friendly event in the Chicago area for families affected by autism and other sensory sensitive disorders! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is teaming up with Autism Speaks, a non-profit dedicated to autism advocacy, to host Play Well Days – a series of sensory-friendly mornings of fun for all children.

Beginning this June, Chicagoland’s ultimate indoor LEGO playground will open early at 8:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month with activities and attractions specially-designed for children, families and groups with disabilities. Staff specially trained by Autism Speaks, as well as LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago’s Master Model Builder, will help facilitate fun throughout the Center’s 12 attractions until the center opens to the greater public at 10 a.m.

Special accommodations will be made during Play Well Days including:

  • Reduction of sound and light levels
  • Designated quiet areas
  • A reduced center capacity
  • Staff training by Autism Speaks
  • Special $5 Ticket price
  • Earplugs will be provided at request
Here’s a great video you can watch with your child to help prepare them for the event:

Admission for Play Well Days is $5 per person, and tickets are available online or at the door. You can register online for the sensory-friendly mornings here.

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  1. Kristi says:

    We are actually planning a trip to the Chicago area for August. Will add this to the list, the kids would love it!

  2. Scott says:

    Our local museum also offers special areas for those that need this. Cool to see companies going the extra mile for all their customers.

  3. Kathleen says:

    What a great idea! I can see why those with autistic kids might not normally be able to take their kids to Legoland. Days like this should be implemented at other kids friendly places.

  4. Sapana V says:

    Autism is increasing day-by-day. It seems a good product to help kids.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. This is a great resource for anyone in the area who wants to visit with a child who has sensory issues.

  6. susan says:

    I know so many children who are on the Autisim spectrum. It is nice to know that there are events out there just for kids you need them.

  7. Chicagoland Autism Connection is very excited about this amazing opportunity for our families.

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