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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!



January 2020

Pizza Ranch Gathering
Autism Allies
Jan. 21 from 5-7 p.m.
Location: Monticello
Cost: $5-$20
http://autismallies.org/events

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wescott Library
Jan. 25 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 Sundays French Regional Park
Three Rivers Park District
Jan. 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: FREE
www.threeriversparks.org/accessibility

Sensory Friendly Family Night
REM5 VR Laboratory
Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Park
Cost: $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/557559828156809/

Sensory-Friendly Sunday
Mill City Museum
Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
https://cart.mnhs.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=44001

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
Jan. 28 from 8-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: see website
https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/sensory/

Snacks & Cinema: Men in Black International
Reach for Resources
Jan. 30 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $8
www.reachforresources.org


February 2020

3rd Annual Super Fest
Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Life Time Sport Winter Park
Cost: $5-$20
https://mailchi.mp/f2d9a472a6af/superfest2020

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
Feb. 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
Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

Sensory Sensitive Sunday
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Feb. 2; see website for timing
Locations: Maple Grove, Rochester, and Woodbury
Cost: varies
https://www.chuckecheese.com/

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Feb. 3 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
Feb. 4 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
Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/efvent/5637440

Sensory-Friendly Family Concert: Copper Street Bass
Schubert Club
Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: Pay as you choose
www.schubert.org/family

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

Sensory-Friendly Early Open
Heritage Library
Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Lakeville
Cost: FREE
https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Everyone/Pages/sensory-friendly-early-open.aspx

Sensory Friendy Sundays
The Bakken Museum
Feb. 9|10-11 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $5
https://thebakken.org/accessibility/

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

Relaxed Family Concert: Pictures at an Exhibition
Minnesota Orchestra
Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $12
https://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/tickets/calendar/eventdetail/1458/-/family-concert-pictures-at-an-exhibition

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

Valentine’s Day Dance (ages 13+)
Reach for Resources
Feb. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Park
Cost: $6-$8
www.reachforresources.org

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wescott Library
Feb. 15 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

Snow Tubing at Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Center
Autism Allies
Feb. 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Kimball
Cost: $10
http://autismallies.org/events

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

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

FluteSpiration Quartet
Benefit Concert for AuSM
Virginia Street Church
Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $12 Suggested Free Will Donation 
www.flutespiration.com

Sensory Friendly Play Group
Ramsey County Library–Shoreview
Feb. 22 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: Shoreview
Cost: FREE
www.rclreads.org

Tropical Beach Party–Early Access
Minnesota Zoo
Feb. 23 from 8-9 a.m.
Location: Apple Valley
Cost: MN Zoo Admission (registration required)
www.mnzoo.com/tropical

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

The Dot Sensory-Friendly Performance
Stages Theatre Company
Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.
Location: Hopkins
Cost: $10
https://www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows-2019-2020-season-the-dot/

Snacks & Cinema: Spiderman Into the Spider Verse
Reach for Resources
Feb. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $8
www.reachforresources.org

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds Sensory-Friendly Performance
Children's Theatre Company

Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: Visit website.
https://www.childrenstheatre.org/plays/2019-2020-season/bob-marley-s-three-little-birds

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wentworth Library
Feb. 29 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


March 2020

20th Annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2020
Southdale Center
March 1 from 8:30-11 a.m.
Location: Edina
Cost: FREE
https://ausm.org/events/ausm-fundraisers/steps-for-autism-in-mn.html

Tropical Beach Party–Early Access
Minnesota Zoo
March 1 from 8-9 a.m.
Location: Apple Valley
Cost: MN Zoo Admission (registration required)
www.mnzoo.com/tropical

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

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

Sensory Friendly Night
Cheap Skate Coon Rapids
March 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
March 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
March 4 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/efvent/5637440

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

Sensory-Friendly Family Concert: Siama’s Congo Music
Schubert Club
March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: Pay as you choose
www.schubert.org/family

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

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

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

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

Relaxed Performance of the Twelfth Knight
Guthrie Theater
March 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $16: student groups only
www.guthrietheater.org/relaxed

Iron Hearted Violet Sensory-Friendly Performance
Stages Theatre Company
March 14 at 10 a.m.
Location: Hopkins
Cost: $10
https://www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows-2019-2020-season-the-dot/

Movie by the Fire
Reach for Resources
March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Valley
Cost: $6
www.reachforresources.org

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wescott Library
March 14 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

Cosmic Bowing at Huikko’s Bowling & Entertainment Center
Autism Allies
March 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Buffalo
Cost: $5-$20
http://autismallies.org/events

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

Day of Irish Dance
Irish Music and Dance Association
March 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE-$7
www.imda-mn.org

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

Relaxed Family Concert: Star Wars and Beyond
Minnesota Orchestra
March 22 at 2 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: $12
https://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/tickets/calendar/eventdetail/1459/-/family-concert-star-wars-and-beyond

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

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays
Wentworth Library
March 28 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

Mini-Narnia: The Ballet
Twin Cities Ballet
March 28 at 2 p.m.
Location: Lakeville
Cost: $10
https://twincitiesballet.org


 

April 2020

Family Sensory Friendly Movie Night
Washington County Library, Park Grove Branch
April 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Cottage Grove
Cost: FREE
https://washcolib.libcal.com/efvent/5637440

Children's Theatre Company
Sensory-Friendly Performance of Spamtown, USA
April 3 at 7 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis
Cost: Visit website.
https://www.childrenstheatre.org/plays/2019-2020-season/spamtown-usa

Navigating MSP Airport
MSP Airport
April 4 at 1 p.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://www.mspairport.com/navigating

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Autism Allies
April 4 from 1-3 p.m.
Location: Bloomington
Cost: $5
http://autismallies.org/events

Autism Friendly Early Entry
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
April 5 and 8 from 9-10 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
https://comozooconservatory.org/como/sensory-friendly-mornings/

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

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

Sensory-Friendly Time
Build-A-Bear Workshop
April 6 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
April 7 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids
Cost: $3.99+
https://cheapskatecr.com/sensory-awareness-dates/

Sensory Friendly Easter Service
Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
April 11 at 7 p.m.
Location: Shakopee
Cost: FREE
www.crossofpeace.net

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

Sensory Friendly Sunday
Walker Art Center
April 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
April 12 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Plymouth
Cost: $15.99
www.urbanairplymouth.com

Sensory-Friendly Evening
Minnesota History Center
April 14
Location: St. Paul
Cost: FREE
http://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/visit/accessibility

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

Sensory-Friendly Family Concert: Mill City String Quartet
Schubert Club
April 18 from 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: Pay As You Choose
www.schubert.org/family

Sensory Friendly Saturday
Bell Museum
April 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
April 19 at 9 a.m.
Location: St. Paul
Cost: $8.95-$24.95
https://www.smm.org/sensorysunday

AuSM’s 25th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
Marriott Minneapolis Southwest
April 22-25
Location: Minnetonka
Click here for cost, event schedule, and more information.

The Day You Begin Sensory-Friendly Performance
Stages Theatre Company
April 25 at 10 a.m.
Location: Hopkins
Cost: $10
https://www.stagestheatre.org/upcoming-shows-2019-2020-season-the-day-you-begin/

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


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/efvent/5637440

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
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/efvent/5637440

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/efvent/5637440

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/efvent/5637440

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 Friendy 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/efvent/5637440

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/efvent/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/efvent/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/efvent/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/