Sensory Friendly Sunday July 2022
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Sensory Friendly Sunday July 2022

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly event designed for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder, or developmental disabilities. The galleries will be closed to the general public, allowing visitors to enjoy the museum in a calm environment with accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-reduction headphones, fidgets, and sunglasses available.

Experience current Walker exhibitions Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was, and Carolyn Lazard: Long Take; create a woven artwork with artist Phoebe Mol; and watch a short, family-friendly film.

At Sensory Friendly Sundays from June–September (weather permitting), visitors can play a round of mini golf on the Walker’s rooftop between 8 and 11 am. The one-of-a-kind course features 10 artist-designed holes, including a new addition created in collaboration with teens from the Asian American Organizing Project.

Admission Tickets

While walk-ins are welcome, we encourage you to reserve your space ahead of time. Sensory Friendly Sunday is typically less busy 8–9:30 am and busier from 9:30–11 am.

Masks are required at Sensory Friendly Sunday by visitors over the age of 2.

To prepare for your visit, check out this Social Narrative. For more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email

This program was created in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Program.

Stop by the Mediatheque to watch a short film. The film will loop throughout the program between 8 and 11 am. Capacity is limited to 10 people at a time. This is a relaxed screening with sound reduced, appropriate for all ages. Visitors are free to come and go, move, and otherwise make themselves comfortable in the space. Please maintain 6 feet distance from people not in your group.

Battery Daddy by Jeon Seung-bae
Will the always dependable Battery Daddy save the day during an unexpected summer thunderstorm? 2021, Korea, animation in Korean with English subtitles and captions, 6 min.

Sensory note: This film contains lightning flashes and loud thunder sounds beginning 3 minutes into the story and lasting approximately 1 minute.

Now it’s your turn! Visit the Art Lab to create your own artwork. A new project is offered every month.

In July, join teaching artist Phoebe Mol in the Art Lab for a fun and simple weaving activity using recycled materials.

About the Artist
Phoebe Mol (she/they) is a teaching artist who draws, makes comics, and works with textiles. They are excited by accessible art spaces and nonlinear storytelling.

Skyline Mini Golf is partially accessible. All holes are playable from the perimeter, if guests are unable to step onto the holes.

Sensory note: The short film Battery Daddy contains lightning flashes and loud thunder sounds beginning 3 minutes into the story and lasting approximately 1 minute. The film is captioned.

For more information about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

Masks are strongly encouraged inside the museum for all visitors ages 2 and older regardless of vaccination status. On Free First Saturdays and Sensory Friendly Sundays, we require visitors ages 2 and older to wear face masks inside the building to support the safety and comfort of families and attendees.

If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email or call 612-375-7600.


  • Logo: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Additional support for this event provided by

  • Chase Bank Logo
  • Education and Public Programs are supported by the Hearst Foundation.