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Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Walker Art Center

WalkerLogoAug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7
8-11 a.m.

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences or autism and their families, offering the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting. The galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing guests to enjoy the museum in a calm environment where accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets are provided. Cost: FREE, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

Adaptive Climbing Nights by Midwest Climbing Academy

MidwestClimbingAcademyWEB3rd Sunday of each Month
Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21

6-8 p.m.

Midwest Climbing Academy
575 S.E. 9th St. #70
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Academy Adaptive Climbing aims to create an inclusive climbing community for athletes with physical or cognitive disabilities in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Our programs offer a space that is supportive and consistent to help participants achieve their personal climbing goals regardless of disability. We value accessibility of climbing, community and challenging perspectives of what is possible for someone with a disability. Monthly climbing nights begin on June 17, 2018. If you’re looking for a casual, fun and supportive environment to climb, these nights are for you! Cost: $20 per climber. Click here for more information and to register.

Sensory-Friendly Hour at Battle Creek Waterworks

WaterworksLogoThursday, August 16 at 11 a.m.

Battle Creek Waterworks
2401 Upper Afton Rd. E.
Maplewood, MN 55119

Ramsey County is partnering with AuSM for sensory-friendly time at Battle Creek Waterworks. The sensory-friendly hour will include earplugs and a quiet place with fidget spinners and other toys. To help plan for attending, a social narrative is available at this link:  ramseycounty.us/waterworks. The social narrative is available through a link in the upper right corner of the page. Cost: $7. Click here for more information.

Bell Museum Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

BellMuseumLogoAug. 18, 2018
8-10 a.m.

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave. W. 
St. Paul, MN 55113

This monthly series, held on select Saturdays from 8-10 a.m., provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience our Minnesota Journeys gallery, temporary exhibits, Touch & See Lab, and a planetarium show—with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer visitors. Visitors are welcome to check out additional resources like the quiet spaces, visual timers, weighted lap pads, and hearing protection if it helps makes the visit more enjoyable, and a social story is available for download to prepare for your visit. Click here for more information.

Health & Wellness Conference 2018

MNCCDConf2018September 25, 2018

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

This event, organized by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities will feature keynote speaker Matthew Sanford, award-inning author of Waking and will include vendors, resources, and information. Click here for more information, or contact Jo Erbes for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..