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Sensory-Friendly Saturday

Sensory-Friendly Saturday

Individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families are invited to join us for early access to the Museum and a variety of creative and accessible activities. 

Created in conjunction with local families and occupational therapists, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering: 

  • Reduced crowding and noise 
  • Pre-visit social stories 
  • Activities to meet a variety of sensory needs 
  • Hands-on art activities for all developmental levels that can be completed on-site or at home 
  • A sensory break area 
  • On-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers 
  • Fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones 

Participants of all ages and their families are welcome (including siblings!).  

This event is scheduled from 9:00-10:3a.m., with three half-hour timeslots to spread out the number of people in the galleries. Choose your timeslot here: 

Saturday, July 17: 

*Timeslots are flexible and visitors may stay in the Museum past the end of the event, but special activities will end promptly at 10:30. 

Health and safety information:  To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, this year’s program will have a limited capacity and timed admission.  Unless you are fully vaccinated, face masks that cover your nose and mouth are required (ages two and older) inside the Museum, as well as outside on campus grounds if individuals cannot maintain proper social distance from others who are not members of their household.  Tactile objects will be cleaned between uses. To check up-to-date safety guidelines before your visit, please check out 

Brandywine welcomes neurodiverse visitors and their families by offering a variety of  accessible programs  throughout the year and through hosting a volunteer advisory committee to help develop programs.  Learn more here. 

Brandywine’s sensory-friendly programs are made possible through the generous support of Jan Siglin and  CCRES.