Onsite and Virtual Events

Sensory-friendly events for guests on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorders are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, please contact accessibility@thehenryford.org. Sensory-friendly events at The Henry Ford are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant MA-245773-OMS-20).

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Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Events


Sensory-Friendly Events for Teens and Young Adults
  • Scooby-Doo-themed program: February 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Register Here


Giant Screen Experience

Join us at The Henry Ford's Giant Screen Experience for a customized movie experience designed for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder and their loved ones. Each month we will feature a different film pulled from our regular schedule of high-quality educational documentaries for families.

  • Lighting: The house lights stay on throughout the film
  • Sound: The sound is turned down for sensitive ears
  • Format: No 3D - all movies are played in regular format, eliminating concerns about 3D glasses
  • Length/Topic: 30- to 45-minute documentary films, appropriate and engaging for all ages
  • Environment: Stress-free and welcoming
  • Concessions: Available at the Giant Screen Experience Lobby
  • Sensory-friendly days are free thanks to a generous grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required.


2023 Schedule
 


  • February 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., "Scooby-Doo: Zombie Island"
    Register Here
  • March 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., "Scooby-Doo" (live action from 2002)
    Register Here
  • April 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (live action from 2004)
    Register Here

Visits to the Giant Screen Experience are safe for all members of your party. Learn more about our theater safety policies on our website.


To Purchase or Reserve your Seat

*FREE admission to this event is available through a grant from the Institute of Museums & Library Services. Registration is required above.

To prepare for your visit, here are some helpful tips and a social narrative:

Giant Screen Experience Tip Sheet and Social Narrative (PDF)