Sensory Friendly Sunday March 2023
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Sensory Friendly Sunday March 2023

Two adults look at sculptures in a gallery.
Sensory Friendly Sunday, August 8, 2021. Photo by Carina Lofgren. Courtesy Walker Art Center.

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly free 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, fidgets, and sunglasses available. Experience a selection of current exhibitions, make art, or watch a short film. All friends and family members are welcome.

On 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.

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

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

The short film will be captioned.

To prepare for your visit, check out this Social Narrative. To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

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

Family Programs are supported by the Manitou Fund, thanks to Rosemary and Kevin McNeely.