Sensory Friendly Saturday

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The Henry Ford says
Sensory Friendly Saturday in Greenfiled Village is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders. For this event, a variety of accommodations, activities and more have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for our guests.

Prior to this event, staff members of The Henry Ford participated in Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST) provided by the Autism Alliance of Michigan to better understand the characteristics of autism and how to recognize and communicate with someone with autism.

Your experience includes
An early opening of the Day Out With Thomas™ Depot Town activity area for Sensory Friendly Saturday guests. The gates of Greenfield Village open at 8:00 am on this day for Sensory Friendly Saturday guests, with Depot Town activities available beginning at 8:30 am. The remainder of Greenfield Village will be closed until 9:30 am.

9:30 am ride on Thomas the Tank Engine exclusively for Sensory Friendly Saturday guests. Day Out With Thomas™ tickets, in addition to Greenfield Village admission, are required to ride Thomas. Tickets for this special opportunity are only available by calling the Call Center at 313-982-6001. Tickets are on sale beginning March 8 for members and March 22 for non-members.

A quiet area with activities for Day Out With Thomas™ available all day in Town Hall.

An event map showing locations of loud sounds and locations of the day’s activities in Greenfield Village: https://www.thehenryford.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/sensory-friendly-saturday-april-29-village-map.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

Noise-cancelling headphones and earplugs available for guests to use.

A social narrative created by the Autism Alliance of Michigan for Greenfield Village and Day Out With Thomas™ showing what families might see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

Download your coupon for 25% off Greenfield Village admission on Sensory-Friendly Saturday: https://www.thehenryford.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/sensory-saturdays-gv-coupons.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

Ticket Prices
Admission to Day Out With Thomas™ special event is not included.
Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.
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