Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Pieces of Home

Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Pieces of Home

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. Families will have the opportunity to explore the Museum, discovering pieces of their own homes and experiences throughout the paintings in our galleries. 

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

  • Pre-visit social stories  
  • Reduced crowding and noise  
  • Activities to meet a variety of sensory needs  
  • Hands-on art activities for all developmental levels   
  • On-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers  
  • Sensory regulation resources such as fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, and a sensory break area  

This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (grandparents, siblings, and others welcome!).

The event is scheduled from 9:00-10:30 a.m., with three arrival timeslots to spread out the number of people in the galleries. Choose your timeslot here:  

*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.  

Event full? Email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist.  

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

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