At the Science Museum, we know that all visitors learn differently. During Sensory Friendly hours, individuals and families can enjoy a quieter, less sensory-stimulating museum experience.

On the third Sunday of the month, the Science Museum will host Sensory Friendly Sunday, where visitors who learn best in a calmer environment can experience our exhibits and movie in a less-crowded museum.

See a lights-up, sound-down Omnitheater show at 9:00 a.m., visit the exhibit galleries before they open to the public, retreat to a designated quiet space to relax and recharge, and enjoy lighter crowds. And don’t forget to take advantage of the features we offer to visitors every day to foster a positive learning environment.

Ticket prices range from $8.95 to $24.95. Discounts are available for individuals, families, and groups with limited incomes. Admission is free for working Personal Care Attendants when they’re visiting with a client. Learn more.

This program was created in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM)  

We have a variety of tools available to help our visitors with sensory issues make the most of their visit. Ask at the Exhibits Entrance for sound dampening headphones, a timer, or a kit containing headphones, fidgets, gloves, and sunglasses. 

Reserve your tickets

Call (651) 221-9444 to reserve your tickets for the Sensory Friendly Sunday 9 a.m. Omnitheater show, or buy tickets online.

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