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Northtown Mall Sensitive Santa 2017

NorthtownMallLogo2015santaSunday, Dec. 3, 2017
8-10 a.m.

Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN 55434

Sensitive Santa is an event for families with children with special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit The Santa Photo Experience. Simple adjustments are made to reduce sensory stimuli (muted lights and music, waiting to visit Santa at activity tables) to create a calming environment. Cost: FREE, but registration is required; Santa photo packages will be available for purchase. Click here to reserve one ticket per family or group. Please enter the mall through Door #5 located on the north side of the building near Burlington.

Sensory-Friendly Violin Duo

MNOrchestra

Dec. 9, 2017 
11 a.m.

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join us in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall for an engaging and interactive concert featuring Minnesota Orchestra violinists Joanne Opgenorth and Helen Chang Haertzen, and talented guest musicians from the audience! The Minnesota Orchestra's sensory-friendly small ensemble concerts are inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Lyndie Walker, MT-BC, of Toneworks Music Therapy Services hosts these concerts. Cost: Sensory-Friendly Concerts are free for attendees, but tickets are required. You can order in advance or on the day of the event. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Wild Rumpus Sensory-Friendly Story Time

WildRumpusLogoSecond Thursday of each month
9:30-10 a.m.

Wild Rumpus Bookstore
2720 West 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Sensory-Friendly Story Time will take place before the store opens to the general public. No music until after the store opens...except for the songs we'll sing together! Small fidget objects will be available for children to hold if they choose. There will be a clear schedule for story time with visual cues. As with all of our story times, this is a no judgement zone! We all have unique needs and ways of expressing ourselves, and we at Wild Rumpus welcome and celebrate those differences. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information.

AMC Sensory-Friendly Movie Times

AMCsensoryfriendlyAMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society of America to offer unique movie showings where lights are turned up and the sound is turned down so viewers can get up, dance, walk, shout, or sing. The Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. In Minnesota, these showings are available at Eden Prairie Mall 18 and AMC Rosedale 14. Click here for specific showtimes and offerings.