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The Midland Center for the Arts is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment that makes live theatre and our museums accessible to those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, and for other sensory-sensitive people with their families.

Upcoming Sensory Friendly Events

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

APR 30, 6 PM

This fun-filled musical, featuring the Dallas Children’s Theatre, takes us to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes never won a football game. In fact, they never scored a single point! With such a poor record and an out of control team, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue with the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach and whip them into shape. Learn more about Miss Nelson's Field Day with our social narrative

Sensory Friendly Museum Day

APR 30, 4 - 8 PM

Join us for a sensory friendly experience in the Museum during Sensory Friendly Days. Enjoy lowered noise levels, hands-on sensory friendly activties, a quiet space and more! Sound reducing headphones and social narratives are available upon request.

Ticket Prices:
Adult – $10
Child – $7
Free for Museum Members

Sensory Friendly Backpacks

We wish to create a positive environment for people of all sensory needs when visiting the Museum of Science & Art and attending Midland Center performances. Sensory Friendly Backpacks are available to check-out during your experience. Just ask Guest Services when you arrive!

Sensory Friendly Backpacks include:
  • Social narrative
  • Stress ball
  • Fidget toy
  • Water toy
  • Noise-dampening headphones