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Experience the Center

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

Check back soon for sensory friendly performances...

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