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My Day to Play at MDM – a special program for children on the Autism Spectrum

My Day to Play, developed by Lead Volunteer, Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist experienced working with children on the spectrum and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer, is all about providing a comfortable environment to learn and grow and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect and encourages learning and exploration in a safe environment.


Upcoming Dates

  • January 20: Animals in the Snow
  • February 3: My Sweet Valentine
  • February 17: For the Birds
  • March 3: Mardi Gras Fun
  • March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 31: Welcome Spring
  • April 14: Easter Time
  • May 5: Bugs and Buds
  • May 19: Garden Party


Activities & Details

We will be closed to the public and provide Sensory Discovery Boxes and Gross Motor Sensory Play. Quiet space will available as well as different sessions of animal one-on-one and a special science or art exploration activity, in addition to free play on all 3 floors of the museum!


4:45 PM – Animal Time

Meet and learn about MDM’s live animals!


5:15 PM – Sensory Craft or Science Activity


All evening:

In the Baseball Diamond:

Gross Motor Sensory Play &

Sensory Boxes


Quiet Space in Birthday Party Room A


What is Autism:

The Autism Society – This page links to the “What is Autism” page of the Society’s website.

Please call (207) 262-7200 to register! Email Rosalyn Fisher with questions/concerns.


My Day to Play is on Facebook!

Our Group page is a platform to share information and to connect with each other. Click here to join!


Our community partner, the Maine Autism for Education and Research (MAIER), has created a Social Narrative – all about visiting Maine Discovery Museum. Click here to read and download.


My Day to Play is sponsored in part with generous support from the Penobscot Foundation for Developmental Services.


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