Sensory Saturdays

Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 329-2121
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    For children with sensory issues, such as autism spectrum disorders, coming to the Museum of York County during regular hours may be over-stimulating, causing stress, anxiety or discomfort. In order to provide children with sensory issues a more comfortable environment, the museum is hosting Sensory Saturdays on the first Saturday of July and August at 9 a.m., an hour prior to opening to the general public.

    On Sensory Saturdays, families and caregivers are invited to the museum to enjoy a less crowded and reduced sensory environment. We hope this time will allow the entire family to have a positive experience in a safe, judgement-free space.

    The entire museum will be open. The Naturalist Center will have five tables designed to gently stimulate the senses. The planetarium will have a special continuous show about stars and galaxies, with the door open, dim lighting, and soft music. A special quiet room will offer a break for those who need it.

    There is no pre-registration needed for Sensory Saturdays, but non-members will be charged our regular admission rate; adults are $8, seniors $7, youth ages 4-17 are $5, CHM Members and ages 3 and under are free. A Sensory Story is available upon request.

    Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road Rock Hill, South Carolina. For more information, please go to or call 803-329-2121.

    NASA’s Universe of Learning has provided funds for staff training and supplies for these special mornings. For questions, or to request a Social Story, please contact Carole Holmberg, the Planetarium Manager, at 803-909-7203 or email

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