Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly event is designed for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilities. From 8 am to 11 am on the second Sunday of the month, 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-canceling headphones, and sunglasses available. Experience the Walker’s exhibitions, participate in a new art-making activity, or watch a short film.
Sensory Friendly Sunday was developed in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Register online; space is limited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-375-7610.
Convenient parking is available in the ramp ($6) 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 10:30 am–3 pm or bring snacks from home to enjoy in the Walker’s public spaces or the Garden.
Sensory Friendly Sunday is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.