The Children's Museum Tucson

Gaige Rose, 4, hangs on to a weighted wheel, part of a new exhibit at the museum.

Children with special needs and their families can now enjoy the children's museum before anybody else gets there at a reduced admission of $3 per person.

The Children's Museum Tucson is hosting its MyTime Inclusion Program on the third Saturday of each month, when the museum will open an hour before it opens to the public.

“The MyTime program is a natural extension of the museum’s efforts to serve all children in Tucson, regardless of their abilities or financial situation,” said Hilary Van Alsburg, the museum's director of learning and philanthropy. “We are especially excited about MyTime because it brings families together in an inclusive, positive environment that encourages hands-on play for all.”

The program was created in collaboration with Intermountain Centers, a human services organization.

“We are proud to partner with the Children’s Museum Tucson on the MyTime program to support inclusion for those individuals and families with unique circumstances,” said Rose Lopez, Intermountain’s president and CEO. “Intermountain Centers is firmly committed to addressing the needs of those we serve in individualized ways that integrate strength, culture and greater independence; the MyTime program supports this commitment.”

The program is supported by the Hazen Family Foundation, the Finley Family Foundation and Genematas Foundation. 


What: MyTime Inclusion Program

When: 9 a.m. June 17 and every third Saturday of the month. Families are welcome to spend as much time at the museum as they wish. 

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $3

Info: Due to limited space, families are encouraged to register in advance here.

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