Spring Activity Collage featuring Stan Hywet, Akron Civic, Akron Zoo and Summit Metro Parks.

2024 Inclusive Spring Activity Guide

The spring season in Northeast Ohio is full of fun and inclusive events for adults, families and kids! Explore our comprehensive Inclusive Spring Activity Guide below. Be sure to share it with family and friends!

Inclusive Spring Activities

Akron Zoo Spring Events
The fully inclusive Akron Zoo has several can’t-miss spring events! Including Wildlife Illuminated, Brew at the Zoo, and sensory-friendly Zoothing Hours. The Akron Zoo is sensory-certified by KultureCity, making sensory bags and zones available for patrons. More event details can be found here.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
The historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens season begins on April 2nd! They have countless events this spring, including dog walks, photography walks, bird watching, and plant sales. See their entire event calendar here. Explore the Stan Hywet Disabilities Guide here.

Autism Society of Greater Akron Social Clubs
Our friends at the Autism Society have monthly socials clubs for kids, teens and adults with Autism. It’s a great way for people with Autism to connect with their peers! Pre-register for all the social clubs here.

Akron-Summit County Public Library is Fully Inclusive
The library is an inclusive all-star! They provide countless resources to be sensory-friendly, dementia-inclusive, mobility-accessible, and so much more. Check out their year round events.

Akron Civic Theatre Spring Performances
There’s always something new and exciting happening at the Akron Civic Theatre! Throughout the spring there are countless performances including, plays, concerts, movie showings, and much more. The Akron Civic Theatre is also dedicated to accessibility. Explore their spring events here.

Summit Metro Parks
Our local parks are not only beautiful, they are accessible! Visit the Summit Metro Parks event page for countless spring events. They make note on their website that “…our staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please make the request at the time of registration and/or at least 72 hours prior to the program. Contact us at 330-865-8065.” Explore the full Summit Metro Parks calendar here.

Akron Children’s Museum
ACM works with Summit DD and exhibit designers to ensure that young visitors are included in all of the fun! Elements such as exhibit height, wheelchair accessibility, and multisensory components are incorporated. In addition, ACM partnered with KultureCity to improve their ability to assist anyone with sensory sensitivites. More information.

Akron Art Museum Spring Exhibits and Events
The Akron Art Museum welcomes all people. According to their DEAI mission, they are committed to valuing diversity, fostering equity, and creating accessible and inclusive experiences with art where everyone can feel a sense of pride and belonging. Check out their wide selection of inclusive events and art exhibits here.

Sky Zone Sensory Hours
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs. Find participating Sky Zone locations.

Chuck E. Cheese Sensory Sensitive Sundays
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores two hours before their normal opening time. Our Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is to create an event that allows ALL kids to be a kid. Find participating Chuck E. Cheese locations.

Summit DD is a levy funded government organization that provides and coordinates essential services for more than 5,000 people with developmental disabilities throughout Summit County. Whether it’s early intervention services for a newborn child or retirement services for a senior citizen, Summit DD provides a lifetime of support for those eligible for our services.

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