Accessibility

SENSORY FRIENDLY MONDAYS at Kaleideum Downtown are a time for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment! At the Museum, learning can be verbal or non-verbal; hands-on or hands-off; fast or slow; social or solitary; loud or quiet; directed or inquiry-based. Sensory Friendly Mondays are offered one day per month, September through May, on Members-only Mondays (9 am–Noon) when Museum attendance is light. You do not need to be a member in order to attend, but admission or membership is required.

Kaleideum Downtown welcomes EC groups on Sensory Friendly Mondays. To book a visit, contact Sarah Evans, Education Programs Manager, sevans@kaleideum.org

2018 Sensory Friendly Mondays: May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

2019 Sensory Friendly Mondays: January 14, February 18, March 18, April 29, May 20

SENSORY FRIENDLY NIGHTS are offered quarterly. Admission is $3/person (+ tax) for members and non-members.

Join us Saturday, June 2 from 6-8:30 pm for Sensory Friendly Night at Kaleideum North!                       *A Social Narrative for Kaleideum North is coming soon!

Our Sensory Friendly programming modifications at Kaleideum Downtown include choice boards and a designated quiet room. A social narrative and visual schedule (available for download below), written from a child’s perspective, are available to help you and your child familiarize yourselves with the Museum before your visit. Watch the video below to learn more about our sensory friendly backpacks, available to borrow while you explore. The Museum has a large, private family restroom on each floor for your comfort and convenience.

Thanks to ABC of NC for their guidance in developing this program.

For questions or to sign up to receive emails about upcoming sensory friendly programming: contact Christine Simonson, Director of Education, csimonson@kaleideum.org.