Sensory-Friendly Hours & Accommodations

Many businesses and public spaces already provide special accommodations for children with sensory sensitivities and disabilities. Search below by city, zip code, or keyword to find sensory-friendly activities in your area.

Note: Hours and accommodations listed may not reflect changes made due to COVID-19.

New England

PlacePlace TypeLocationSensory Hours AvailableAdaptive ProgrammingSensory AccommodationsLearn MoreZip
Montshire Museum of ScienceMuseumNorwich, VT   Sensory Friendly Hours: Give families the opportunity to enjoy a less-crowded visit to the Montshire at a discounted rate. Visitors can enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The Montshire will limit participation, reduce exhibit sound, provide pre-visit supports and offer quiet, respite space.Morning Sensory Friendly Hours
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O'neil CinemasMovie TheaterEpping, NHSensory Friendly Films: See a movie on the big screen with NO loud noises and higher house lights for better visibility. Fun, friendly environment. All shows are at 10:00 AM.Sensory Friendly Films03042
O'neil CinemasMovie TheaterLittleton, MASensory Friendly Films: See a movie on the big screen with NO loud noises and higher house lights for better visibility. Fun, friendly environment. All shows are at 10:00 AM.Sensory Friendly Films01460
CinemagicMovie TheaterSalisbury, MASensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies01952
CinemagicMovie TheaterSturbridge, MASensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies01566
Cinemagic & IMAXMovie TheaterSaco, MESensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies04072
Cinemagic Grand at Clarks PondMovie TheaterSouth Portland, MESensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies04106
CinemagicMovie TheaterWestbrook, MESensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies04092
Cinemagic & IMAXMovie TheaterHooksett, NHSensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies03106
CinemagicMovie TheaterMerrimack, NHSensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies03054
Cinemagic Stadium 10Movie TheaterPortsmouth, NHSensory & Family Friendly movies are for individuals living with autism and families with small children, to enjoy their movie going experience in a safe and accepting environment.Sensory and Family Friendly movies03801
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantManchester, NHSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays03103
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantNewington, NHSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays03801
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantAttleboro, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays02703
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantEverett, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays02149
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantLowell, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays01852
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantMethuen, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays01844
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantN Dartmouth, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays02747
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantWorcester, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays01604
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantManchester, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays06040
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantNewington, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays06111
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantOrange, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays06477
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantWaterbury, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays06705
Chuck E. CheeseRestaurantWarwick, RISensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays02866
AMC Burlington Cinema 10Movie TheaterBurlington, MA Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films01803
AMC DINE-IN Framingham 16Movie TheaterFramingham, MA Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films01701
AMC Dartmouth Mall 11Movie TheaterNorth Dartmouth, MA Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films02747
AMC Methuen 20Movie TheaterMethuen, MA Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films01844
AMC Tyngsboro 12Movie TheaterTyngsboro, MA Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films01879
AMC Danbury 16Movie TheaterDanbury, CT Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouraged Sensory Friendly Films06810
AMC Plainville 20Movie TheaterPlainville, CT Sensory Friendly Films: second and fourth Saturdays (family friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature) every month, brightened lights and lowered sound, dancing/walking/shouting/singing encouragedSensory Friendly Films06062
Chunky's Cinema PubMovie TheaterManchester, NH Sensory Friendly Movies: These events are monthly screenings of newly released movies for children with autism or other special needs. Chunky's will keep the theater lights up, the sound of the film turned down, and no 3D. Audience members are allowed to walk around, dance, shout or sing!Sensory Friendly Movies03103
Chunky's Cinema PubMovie TheaterNashua, NH Sensory Friendly Movies: These events are monthly screenings of newly released movies for children with autism or other special needs. Chunky's will keep the theater lights up, the sound of the film turned down, and no 3D. Audience members are allowed to walk around, dance, shout or sing!Sensory Friendly Movies03063
Chunky's Cinema PubMovie TheaterPelham, NH Sensory Friendly Movies: These events are monthly screenings of newly released movies for children with autism or other special needs. Chunky's will keep the theater lights up, the sound of the film turned down, and no 3D. Audience members are allowed to walk around, dance, shout or sing!Sensory Friendly Movies03076
Children's Museum of New HampshireMuseumDover, NH  Exploring Our Way sessions are held on the first Sunday of each month during the school year from 10 am - noon. This program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a safe, understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and will help families discover new resources available to them.Exploring Our Way03820
The Springfield MuseumsMuseumSpringfield, MA For Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum open an hour early (9 am) exclusively for families with sensory sensitive children. Many of the exhibits in both museums are modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what the museums have to offer. The modifications are enabled until 11 am. Hours 9-11amSensory Friendly Saturdays01103
Boston Children's MuseumMuseumBoston, MA   Morningstar Access at Boston Children’s Museum offers children with special needs/medical needs the opportunity to visit the Museum at a time when there are only a few other visitors. At these times, we have a limit of 100 guests, and children and their families can explore the Museum with less concern about infections and large crowds.Morningstar Access02210
Conway Scenic RailroadRailwayNorth Conway, NHSensory Friendly Fridays: traversing the Branch each week in July for children on the autism spectrum.Sensory Friendly Fridays03860
Big Apple CircusCircusBrooklyn, NY  Sensory Friendly Performances: Big Apple Circus embraces autism with amazing artistry. This performance provides sensory adaptations to welcome ASD patrons and their families with open arms. There are modifications to sound and lighting, a professionally staffed calming area in the lobby, extra signage, volunteers with helping hands, fidgets, and earplugs. The Social Story will be available as a PDF with your ticket purchase. Enjoy the circus!Sensory Friendly Performances11222
StorylandTheme ParkGlen, NHSensory Friendly Information: information about communication boards, sensory accommodations at the park including sensory sensitive weekend dates, calm areas, quiet dining areas, and hand dryer informationSensory Friendly Information03838
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Danbury Fair MallRetail CompanyDanbury, CTFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More06810
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Westfield TrumbullRetail CompanyTrumbull, CTFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More06611
Build-A-Bear Workshop at The Shoppes at Buckland HillsRetail CompanyManchester, CTFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More06042
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Westfarms MallRetail CompanyFarmington, CTFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More06032
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Emerald SquareRetail CompanyNorth Attleboro, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More02760
Build-A-Bear at Natick MallRetail CompanyNatick, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More01760
Build-A-Bear at Northshore MallRetail CompanyPeabody, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More01960
Build-A-Bear at South Shore PlazaRetail CompanyBraintree, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More02184
Build-A-Bear at Burlington MallRetail CompanyBurlington, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More01803
Build-A-Bear at Holyoke Mall at IngelsideRetail CompanyHolyoke, MAFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More01040
Build-A-Bear at The Maine MallRetail CompanyS. Portland, MEFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More04106
Build-A-Bear at Pheasant Lane MallRetail CompanyNashua, NHFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More03060
Build-A-Bear at Mall of New HampshireRetail CompanyManchester, NHFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More03103
Build-A-Bear at Mall at Rockingham ParkRetail CompanySalem, NHFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More03079
Build-A-Bear at Mall at Providence PlaceRetail CompanyProvidence, RIFirst Tuesday of the Month for the first hour at all locations! Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays are designed to provide a less-stimulating Workshop experience that’s still fun-filled and unforgettable. Features dimmer lighting and little to no music playing. All ages and siblings welcome.Learn More02903
Urban Air Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceBellingham, MASensory Friendly Jump: An event specifically designed for children with Autism and special needs to enjoy time at the park without loud music, flashing lights and to have a lot of fun!Sensory Friendly Jump02019
Urban Air Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceManchester, CTSensory Friendly Jump: An event specifically designed for children with Autism and special needs to enjoy time at the park without loud music, flashing lights and to have a lot of fun!Sensory Friendly Jump06042
Urban Air Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceSouth Portland, MESensory Friendly Jump: An event specifically designed for children with Autism and special needs to enjoy time at the park without loud music, flashing lights and to have a lot of fun!Sensory Friendly Jump04106
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceDanvers, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours01923
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceBoston, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours01236
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceKingston, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours02364
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceProvidence, RISensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours02916
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkPlay PlaceNorwalk, CTSensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours06854
Autism EatsRestaurantAndover, MAAutism Eats dinner parties are held in private rooms of restaurants or function facilities. Food is served buffet or family style so there is no waiting. Music and lighting are adjusted to accommodate those with sensory sensitivity. These are family dinners and all attending have a loved one on the spectrum so there is no need to apologize, explain or feel uncomfortable. It is an opportunity to enjoy a night out and socialize with others who have many of the same joys and challenges in common.Learn More01810,01812,01899,05501,05544
Buttonwood park zooZooNew Bedford, MA This zoo offers sensory bags to help make everyones experience a positive one.02740
Franklin Park ZooZooBoston, MA   This zoo offers sensory bags to help make everyones experience a positive one.Learn More02121
Stone ZooZooStoneham, MA   Stone Zoo staff have been trained by leading medical professionals on how to best accommodate guests with sensory needs. You can download their free KultureCity App (free) to view features in the zoo including locations for quiet zones and headphone areas. Normally this zoo offers sensory bags however, to ensure the safety of staff and guests, bags are temporarily unavailable. Reservations must be made in advance by visiting their website or by calling 617-989-2076.Learn More02180
Roger Williams Park ZooZooProvidence, RI  The Roger Williams Park Zoo is open from This zoo offers sensory bags to help make everyone's experience a positive one. If you need a sensory bag request one upon entry. You can buy your tickets online and they will send you an email with your entry time and a bar code they will scan upon entry. They require face coverings for everyone older than two years old however if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from wearing one they will make an exception. All buildings are closed. For a complete list of what to expect, please visit https://www.rwpzoo.org/reopen.Learn More02907
Carousel VillageTheme parkProvidence, RI You must enter at your assigned time and wear a mask.Learn More02907
Children's Museum & Theatre of MaineMuseum & TheaterPortland, ME  If you have any questions you can visit the zoo's website and see their reopening FAQs or call 617-989-2076.Learn More04101
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake ChamplainMuseumBurlington, VT  ECHO understands that many of our exhibits and public spaces can be overwhelming to those with sensory processing differences, especially when crowded. visitors are welcome to call the front desk ahead of time and ask about upcoming less crowded times that week. Check out the Sensory Accomodations.Sensory Accomodations05401
The Nature Museum VTMuseumGrafton, VTVisitors can crawl through an underground bear den; dig for fossils; find out about bats, bees, and catamounts; and learn about animal adaptations by dressing up as their favorite creature. Outdoors, wander in our wildlife garden and catch a glimpse of passing butterflies and our resident honeybees out collecting nectar. Take a hike through the maple, oak, beech, and birch forest in the Village Park behind the Museum. The three Village Park trails offer easy to moderate hiking. There are picnic tables in the Museum's backyard as well as several picnic areas and gazebos along the Village Park trails.
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Discovery MuseumMuseumAction, MA Come explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods. Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion. During these events the museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits.Sensory-Friendly Afternoons01720
Children's Museum at HolyokeMuseumHolyoke, MASensory Sundays are on the first Sunday of the month from 10 to 11:30 am. During these hours our museum space has a more calming environment for your child with sensitivities to engage and explore. The lights are turned down and children are given free range of the museum with their adult.Sensory Sundays01040
The Amazing world of Dr. SeussMuseumSpringfield, MA For Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum open an hour early (9 am) exclusively for families with sensory sensitive children. Many of the exhibits in both museums are modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what the museums have to offer. The modifications are enabled until 11 am.Sensory Friendly Saturdays01103
Connecticut Science CenterMuseumHartford, CTThis museum offers hands on learning for children. They offer Sensory friendly days multiple times a year. Sensory days have dimmed lighting, and lowering volume.
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Stepping Stones Museum for ChildrenMuseumNorwalk, CT My Ability is a new supportive program designed to facilitate sensory-friendly discoveries for individuals with sensory processing differences and other special needs. An Open Arms program. Every Thursday 3:30pm-5pmMy Ability06850
Blue Man GroupTheaterBoston, MABlue Man Group offers an annual sensory-friendly performance which includes slight modifications, such as dim lighting, bean bags, calm environment and quiet corners to better accommodate individuals with autism. Sound levels are reduced at select moments and noise isolating headphones also available upon request.
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Romp n' Roll WethersfieldPlay PlaceWethersfield, CTCome and enjoy sensory exploration through age- appropriate activities including: Play, construction, music, art and more! All children under the age of five are welcome. Many classes are offered so please visit their website to find the best fit for your family. Registration is required.
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Sensory Accommodations Legend:

Sensory Stories Available Social stories

Headsets Available Headsets available

Fidgets available

Sensory Map Available Sensory map

Calm space available

Sensory App AvailableSensory app

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