Sensory Inclusive Access Symbol & Programs

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Sensory-Friendly is now Inclusive!

A new name and symbol to better reflect our inclusive values.

Sensory inclusion removes barriers and judgment.  It offers connection, access, and respect for all individuals of all ages and abilities.


When you see the Sensory Inclusive access symbol, you know that the event or performance is specially designed and adapted for individuals with sensory sensitivities. Miami-Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs is delighted to support inclusive arts experiences through its All Kids Included initiative that offer all families the opportunity to attend live cultural events together!

Here’s what you can expect at a Sensory Inclusive event:

  • Going to the Show and Going to the Museum pre-visit guides
  • Modifications to sound and lighting levels
  • Accepting and inclusive environment
  • Noise-reducing headsets
  • “Quiet room”
  • Knowledgeable specialists on hand to assist
  • Remote viewing of the mainstage performance, and/or other accommodations may be available per venue
Upcoming Sensory-Inclusive Cultural Events

Miami Children's Museum - Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

On the second Saturday of every month, Miami Children’s Museum offers a sensory friendly experience for children with disabilities and their families. Explore the Museum in a sensory modified and supportive setting with limited admission, as well as lowered sound and lighting. Speak to service providers and learn about community resources available to you and your family. Enjoy a sensory friendly stage performance and participate in a variety of sensory based activities.  Admission to Sensory Friendly Saturday is FREE with required RSVP.

  • Second Saturday each month
    9 am - 11 am
Sensory Friendly Santa Visit at Miami Children's Museum, FREE with required RSVP.
  • Sat, Dec 10, 2022 | 9 am - 11am
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida proudly presents The Nutcracker, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
 
  • Sat, Dec 10, 2022 | 11am
Actors' Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol the Musical, at The Miracle Theatre
  • Sun, Dec 11, 2022 | 2 pm
Sensory Sunday, HistoryMiami Museum.  Admission FREE, Registration Required.
  • Sun, Dec 18, 2022 | 10 am - 1 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Three Mess-Keteers Matinee, Sandrell Rivers Theater.  Admission $7.
  • Sat, Jan 7, 2023 | 2 pm
Actors' Playhouse presents Junie B. Jones The Musical, at The Miracle Theatre
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023 | 2 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Heroes in My House Matinee, Sandrell Rivers Theater.  Admission $7.
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2023 | 2 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Eco-Challenge Matinee, Sandrell Rivers Theater.  Admission $7.
  • Sat, Mar 4, 2023 | 2 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Cultural Arts Partnership : Brazilian Voices - Quiet Bossa, Sandrell Rivers Theater.
  • Sat, Mar 11, 2023 | 11 am
  • Sat, Mar 11, 2023 | 2 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Wizards and Dragons and Books ... Oh My! Matinee, Sandrell Rivers Theater.  Admission $7.
  • Sat, May 6, 2023 | 2 pm
Actors' Playhouse presents Stuart Little, at The Miracle Theatre
  • Sun, Jul 16, 2023 | 2 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Wizards and Dragons and Books ... Oh My! Matinee, Sandrell Rivers Theater.  Admission $7.
  • Sat, Jul 29, 2023 | 2 pm

Have you attended a Sensory Inclusive cultural event recently?  If so, please take the Sensory Inclusive Cultural Event Audience Survey for a chance to win four tickets to an upcoming cultural event.


About The Sensory Inclusive Access Symbol

Whenever you see the Sensory Inclusive symbol, you know that the event or performance is specially designed and adapted for individuals with sensory sensitivities.  The symbol is intended to be used in marketing and promotional materials in the same way as other standard access symbols, such as the wheelchair or American Sign Language (ASL) access symbols. 

Using the Sensory Inclusive symbol to promote a cultural event or performance indicates that the advertised program will provide accessible accommodations and appropriate modifications for individuals with sensory sensitivities.  These include a pre-show / pre-visit guide to preparing audiences and visitors, an accepting and inclusive environment, adjustments to sound and lighting levels, noise cancelling headsets, and a “quiet room” where individuals can take a break if needed.  Other accommodations may include specialists on hand to assist patrons and remote viewing of the main stage performance.

The Sensory Inclusive access symbol was developed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in 2022 as part of its "All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids" (AKI) initiative.  For information and to learn more about how cultural organizations can present a Sensory Inclusive cultural event or performance, contact the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs at (305) 375-4634 | AKI@miamidade.gov.