Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Bakken Museum

The Bakken Museum

The Bakken Museum is one of our favorite places to visit.  It’s a wonderful place filled with science, fun and learning.  Plus the building that it’s located in quite unique and not like most museums.  It’s a big old historic mansion and it’s tucked into a mostly residential neighborhood.

Occasionally the Museum hosts a Sensory Friendly Sunday event, the next one is tomorrow (April 14). If you can’t make it tomorrow, the next Sensory Friendly Sunday will be May 12th.

Activities and accommodations will include:

  • Lowered volume on interactive exhibits
  • Dimmed lights throughout the museum
  • Additional sensory-aware signage throughout the museum
  • Noise-dampening headphones
  • Music therapy

More information about Sensory Friendly Sunday’s at The Bakken: 

Sensory Friendly Sundays allow people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have an enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Events will include modified programming for diverse sensory needs and specialized staff training.

The Bakken Museum’s Sensory Friendly Program has been developed in consultation with the The Autism Society of Minnesota. The museum will continue be open to the general public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

All activities are free with museum admission:
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Young People 13–24: $8
Children 4–12: $5
Children 3 and under: Free
Members: Free

Free parking is available both in the museum’s lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street.

Additional information to plan your trip can be found at

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