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Buell Children’s Museum extends sensory friendly days after parents express appreciation

Sensory friendly mornings

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Wednesday, the Buell Children's Museum in Pueblo opened up their doors to children and families with sensory sensitivities, allowing them to experience the museum in a more comfortable setting.

Originally, the museum had planned to open their doors on the second Wednesday of every other month, but after KRDO aired the story Thursday, the museum was greeted with a wave of parents who said they could benefit from this program. The museum has now decided to host sensory friendly days every month on the second Wednesday.

It's a program that has been in the works for quite some time, but one that staff and curators are happy to be able to bring to children of southern Colorado.

"There's a population of children out there who they or their families don't feel comfortable coming to public places like this," said director of marketing Alyssa Parga.

"Sometimes it's scary, sometimes their afraid of how the children might behave," said Parza. "This is such a unique place where kids come and make memories with their families and we didn't want anyone to be left out."

The program fills up quickly; to sign up for a time slot, click here.

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Dani Fried

Dani is a weekend GMC anchor and reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Dani here.