Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or sensory sensitivities and their families, offering the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting.
From 8 to 11am on the first Sunday of each month, the galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing guests to enjoy the museum in a safe environment where accommodations such as quiet spaces, headphones, and fidgets can be provided.
Over the past few months, the Walker has been working with a range of community partners to provide the Twin Cities with the first art-focused, sensory friendly program in a museum.
In order to ensure an optimal experience and avoid crowds, we encourage you to reserve your space ahead of time. Register at the link below.
This program was created in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Program.
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Convenient parking is available in the ramp ($5) or for free on surrounding streets. Metro Transit bus lines 4, 6, 12, and 25 serve the Walker. Bike racks and a Nice Ride bike sharing station are located on Groveland Terrace.
Esker Grove serves brunch 10 am–3 pm or bring snacks from home to enjoy in the Walker’s public spaces or the Garden.