SENSORY FRIENDLY MONDAYS at Kaleideum Downtown are a time for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have an 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, Manager of Education Programs,

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.

Social narratives and visual schedules for each campus, written from a child’s perspective, are available for download to help you and your child familiarize yourselves with Kaleideum before your visit.

Kaleideum Downtown has a large, private family restroom on each floor for your comfort and convenience. Sensory Friendly programming modifications at Kaleideum Downtown include choice boards and a designated quiet room.

Watch the video below to learn more about our sensory friendly backpacks, available to borrow while you explore.

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 Learning & Engagement –

Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum’s winter play, Música, Música, Máximo Música, is a sensory friendly performance experience. As a part of Peppercorn’s Theatre for the Very Young, the play is in a relaxed, interactive environment with live music, dance, puppetry, and small audience sizes