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Grade school-aged students tour the Cunningham galleries and engage in an Art Lab activity.

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences or Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. You’ll have the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting.

From 8 to 11 am on the first or second Sunday of each month, the galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing you to enjoy the museum in a calm environment with accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets.

Save the dates!

May 6

June 3

July 7

August 5

September 2

October 7

Register online; space is limited. For more information, email or call 612.375.7610.


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.

Sensory Friendly Sunday was developed in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Program.

  • This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.