SENSORY FRIENDLY PROGRAMS 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 Nights are offered throughout the year. Admission is $3/person (+ tax) for non-members and FREE for 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 at Kaleideum North and Kaleideum Downtown 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 Kayla Todd, Manager of Engagement –