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SFGuide2020CvrWEBWelcome to the second edition of AuSM’s Guide to Sensory-Friendly Minnesota, a reference tool and planning guide for families and individuals with autism and other sensory sensitivities. Learn why sensory-friendly events and activities are important, discover how to make accommodations in your own spaces, read about statewide sensory-friendly initiatives, and check out the calendar of events and activities to unite our community.

Click here to view the print version of AuSM's Guide to Sensory-Friendly Minnesota: 2nd Edition.

In collaboration with community partners, AuSM is pleased to offer opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments. Events and activities listed here have been submitted by community partners and are subject to change. AuSM encourages you to visit the websites provided at least one month prior to attending an event or activity, as they may require advance registration and/or have limited capacity. An event or activity may be postponed or canceled without notice. AuSM does not endorse events and activities included here.

Special thanks to advertisers in AuSM’s Guide to Sensory-Friendly Minnesota 2020 - they make this guide possible. Thank you!


Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a priority of keeping our community safe, many of our sensory-friendly partners are postponing April and May events. Please visit business/organization websites to determine whether or not an event/activity will take place. AuSM will update this page as we receive notice from partnering businesses and organizations.


April-May 2020

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Stronger Together in 2020
Virtual Autism Conference
Brought to you by the Autism Societies of Minnesota and Greater Wisconsin
April 30-May 2
Location: The Comfort of your Own Home!
Click here for cost, event schedule, and more information.

April 15 from 9:30-10 a.m.
Virtual Storytime: All About Autism
Enjoy a special edition of Dakota County Library’s virtual storytime recognizing and celebrating our friends with autism. We will read books, sing songs and talk about accepting one another's differences. Children ages 5 and up with their families are welcome.
Facebook Live virtual event; search "Dakota County Library" on Facebook to watch the live storytime! Click here for more information on the Dakota County Library's other virtual event offerings.


May 2020

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
May 2 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

A Different Pond Sensory-Friendly Performance
Stages Theatre Company
May 2 at 10 a.m.
Location: Hopkins
Cost: $10
https://www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows-2019-2020-season-a-different-pond/

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
May 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
May 3
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
May 5 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
May 5 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
May 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637443

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wescott Library
May 9 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Location: Eagan
Cost: FREE
https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Kids/Pages/sensory-friendly-saturdays.aspx

Sensory-Friendly Concert in the Target Atrium
Minnesota Orchestra
May 9 at 11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $6.25
https://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/tickets/calendar/eventdetail/1468/-/sensory-friendly-concert-in-the-target-atrium

Disabilities Resource Fair
Autism Allies
May 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Monticello
Cost: FREE
http://autismallies.org/events

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
May 10 and 13 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
May 10 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
May 10 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
May 10 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
May 16 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory-Friendly Play at Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
New Brighton Community Center
May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: New Brighton
Cost: $4
https://www.newbrightonmn.gov/departments/ParksRecreation

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
May 17 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wentworth Library
May 23 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Location: West St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Kids/Pages/sensory-friendly-saturdays.aspx

Relaxed Performance of Emma  EVENT IS CANCELLED
Guthrie Theater
May 23 at 1 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $15-$29
www.guthrietheater.org/relaxed

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
May 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility

Snacks & Cinema
Reach for Resources
May 28 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $8
www.reachforresources.org


June 2020

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
June 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
June 2 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
June 3 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637444

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
June 6 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
June 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Autism Friendly Hour
Battle Creek Waterworks Waterpark
June 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Maplewood
Cost: FREE-$7
http://ramseycounty.us/waterworks

Children's Theatre Company
Sensory-Friendly Performance of Annie
June 12 at 7 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: Visit website.
https://www.childrenstheatre.org/plays/2019-2020-season/annie

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
June 14 and 17 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
June 14 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
June 14 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
June 14 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Third Friday Dance
Reach for Resources
June 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Park
Cost: $6-$8
www.reachforresources.org

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
June 20 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
June 21 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sensory-Friendly Performance
Stages Theatre Company
June 27 at 10 a.m.
Location: Hopkins
Cost: $10
https://www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows-2019-2020-season-chitty-chitty-bang-bang/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
June 28 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility
July

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
July 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637445

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
July 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
July 5
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Autism Friendly Hour
Battle Creek Waterworks Waterpark
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Maplewood
Cost: FREE-$7
http://ramseycounty.us/waterworks

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
July 7 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
July 7 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

3rd Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition and Resource Fair
Mall of America
July 11 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Bloomington
Cost: FREE Resource Fair; $50 for Puzzle Team Participation
Click here for more information and to register.

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
July 11 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
July 12 and 15 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
July 12 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
July 12 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
July 12 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Third Friday Dance
Reach for Resources
July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Park
Cost: $6
www.reachforresources.org

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
July 18 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
July 19 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
July 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility


 

August

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Aug. 1 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Aug. 2
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Autism Friendly Hour
Battle Creek Waterworks Waterpark
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23
Location: Maplewood
Cost: FREE-$7
http://ramseycounty.us/waterworks

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Aug. 4 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
Aug. 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637446

Quiet Space
Irish Fair of Minnesota
Aug. 7-9
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE-$10
www.irishfair.com

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Aug. 9 and 12 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Aug. 9 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
Aug. 9 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
Aug. 9 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Aug. 15 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Third Friday Dance
Reach for Resources
Aug. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Park
Cost: $6
www.reachforresources.org

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Aug. 23 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility


 

September

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
Sept. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Sept. 1 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
Sept. 2 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637447

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Sept. 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Sept. 6
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Mini Golf at McPete’s Sports Bar & Lanes
Autism Allies
Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Big Lake
Cost: $5-$20
http://autismallies.org/events

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Sept. 13 and 16 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory-Friendly Play at Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
New Brighton Community Center
Sept. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: New Brighton
Cost: $4
https://www.newbrightonmn.gov/departments/ParksRecreation

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Sept. 13 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
Sept. 13 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
Sept. 13 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory-Friendly Evening
Minnesota History Center
Sept. 15
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
http://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/visit/accessibility

3rd Annual AuSM Autistic Community Summit
Union Depot
Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Click here for more information.

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Sept. 19 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility

Sensory Aware Irish Dance Class
North Star Irish Dance
Starts Sept. 29; Sundays from 12:30-1 p.m.
Location: Eden Prairie
Cost: $30/Month
http://www.northstaririshdance.com/classes.shtml


 

October

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Oct. 4
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
Oct. 6 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Oct. 6 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637440

AuSM Pumpkin Trolley
Minnesota Streetcar Museum
Oct. 10
Location: Minneapolis
Click here for more information.

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Oct. 11 and 14 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Oct. 11 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
Oct. 18 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

An AuSM Evening with Temple Grandin
Oct. 21
More details coming soon!

Parent Discovery Night – Understanding ADHD
Brain Balance Achievement Center
Oct. 23
Location: Woodbury
Cost: FREE
https://brainbalancecenters.com/locations/woodbury-mn/

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Oct. 24 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul 
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility

Ghostly Gala Halloween Party
Reach for Resources
Oct. 30 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $10-$15
www.reachforresources.org


November

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Nov. 1
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Nov. 3 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637440

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Cosmic Bowling at Huikko’s Bowling & Entertainment Center
Autism Allies
Nov. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Buffalo
Cost: $5-$20
http://autismallies.org/events

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Nov. 8 and 11 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Nov. 8 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
Nov. 8 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
Nov. 8 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
Nov. 15 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Nov. 21 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility


December

Sensitive Santa
Northtown Mall
December from 8-10 a.m.
Location: Blaine
Cost: FREE
www.thenorthtownmall.com

Sensitive Santa
Southdale Center
December 
Location: Edina
Cost: FREE
www.simon.com/mall/southdale-center

Sensitive Santa
Maplewood Mall
December from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Maplewood
Cost: FREE
www.maplewoodmall.com

Mini-Nutcracker Sensory-Friendly Performance
Twin Cities Ballet
December TBA
Location: Lakeville
Cost: $10
https://twincitiesballet.org

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Dec. 1 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Bloomington; Rosedale
Cost: Varies
https://www.buildabear.com/sensory-friendly-events.html

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/event/5637440

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Sensory and Family Friendly Worship
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Dec. 6
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: Varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dec. 13 and 16 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Dec. 13 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
Dec. 13 from 8-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2020/sensory-friendly-sundays-2020

Sensory Jump
Urban Air Adventure Park
Dec. 13 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Dec. 19 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: See Website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Sensory Friendly Sundays
Science Museum of Minnesota
Dec. 20 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

Sensory Friendly Sundays
French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Dec. 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility


Dates to Come

Sensory Friendly Play Group
Ramsey County Library, Shoreview
Spring/Summer 2020
Location: Shoreview
Cost: FREE
www.rclreads.org

Adaptive Show Choir Camp
Abilities in Harmony
Summer 2020
Location: LaCrosse, WI
Cost: $25
www.abilitiesinharmony.org

Families Together
Wilderness Inquiry
Summer 2020
www.wildernessinquiry.org/family
Recurring

MNZoo4All - A Sensory Guide
Minnesota Zoo
Year Round
Location: Apple Valley
Cost: FREE
www.mnzoo.org/mnzoo4all

Sensory Kits
Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center
Year Round
Location: St. Paul
Autism training and kits offered in partnership with AuSM.
https://www.nhl.com/wild

Sensory Friendly Second Saturdays
TPT-Twin Cities PBS
Year Round
St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.tpt.org/event/sensory-friendly-second-saturdays-tpt/

Sensory Bags
Lake Superior Zoo
Year Round
Location: Duluth
www.lszzooduluth.org

Drop-In Paint Time
Simply ArtAble
Year Round
Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5+
www.simplyjanestudio.com

Farmtime Friends
Mon. and Wed. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Loretto
E-mail for info e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

LESSONS

AuSM Social Skills Classes
Year Round
Offered with community partners throughout Minnesota.
Click here for more information.

Custom Swimming Lessons
Swim4Life, MN
Year Round 
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $60
www.facebook.com/Swim4LifeMN/

Adaptive Gymnastics, Dance, Karate, Adult Fitness
Mini Hops Gymnastics
Year Round
Location: Plymouth
Cost: Varies
www.Mini-Hops.com/Programming/Adaptive

Sensory Aware Irish Dance Class
North Star Irish Dance
Starts Sept. 29; Sundays from 12:30-1 p.m.
Location: Eden Prairie
Cost: $30/Month
http://www.northstaririshdance.com/classes.shtml

CAST Program
Stages Theater Company
Spring and Winter
Location: Eden Prairie
Cost: $135
https://www.stagestheatre.org/cast-program/