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July 21, 2019
  • July 21, 2019

    Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Science Museum

    Held on the third Sunday of every month, Sensory Friendly Sundays give visitors who learn best in a quieter environment early access to the exhibit galleries and a lights-up, sound-down Omnitheater show. (This month’s event feature a sensory-friendly 9 a.m. showing of CUBA in the Omnitheater.) Other tools for making a museum visit successful for visitors with autism and other sensory processing issues include pre-visit social narratives available for download online, Sensory Friendly companion scripts for Omnitheater films, noise-dampening headphones, a Sensory Friendly Visitor Guide, and a renovated Wellness Room designed to give visitors a private, out-of-the-way space to nurse a child, pray, or simply recharge away from the hustle and bustle of a busy museum. Located on level 4 near the Native American exhibition, the room is outfitted with soft lighting, a door that locks, a changing table, rocking chair, and other seating. Ask at the Exhibits Entrance for sound dampening headphones, a timer, or a kit containing headphones, fidgets, gloves, and sunglasses. It is available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. This program was created in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). Tix: $8.95 to $24.95. Discounts for individuals, families and groups with limited incomes and free for working Personal Care Attendants when visiting with a client. Phone: 651-221-9444 or 800-221-9444; email:; Open Sun., Tues., Wed. 9:30-5:00, Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. 9:30-9:00, closed Mon. To request other accommodations for exhibits, call at least 72 hours in advance: 651-221-9406. Website: or or

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


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