Art-based therapeutic programs for special-needs individuals and groups


The newest program at the Taubman, Happy HeARTs serves members of our community of varied abilities including but not limited to individuals and their families who identify as:

  • Blind or have low vision
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Neurodiverse (Autism Spectrum, Sensory Processing, Learning Disabilities)
  • Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Participants can enjoy the galleries and take part in art-inspired activities that are accessible and sensory-friendly. Happy HeARTs offers a safe space for families with children and adults of all abilities, whether it is a quiet space to avoid or unwind from sensory overload, or a space to fully express your engagement and creativity.

Schedule a Tour

Groups can schedule a visit to the Museum for 90-minute Happy HeARTs Tour that includes an exhibition tour, a related art project, and fun in Art Venture, the Museum’s family-friendly, interactive creativity gallery featuring themed stations. Contact Katrina King-Singh at or (540) 204-4131 to learn more and register for this free program.

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