Sensory-Friendly Hours & Accommodations

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

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

New England

Place Place Type Location Sensory Hours Available Adaptive Programming Sensory Accommodations Learn More Zip
Montshire Museum of Science Museum Norwich, 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 Cinemas Movie Theater Epping, 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 Films 03042
O'neil Cinemas Movie Theater Littleton, 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 Films 01460
Cinemagic Movie Theater Salisbury, 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 movies 01952
Cinemagic Movie Theater Sturbridge, 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 movies 01566
Cinemagic & IMAX Movie Theater Saco, 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 movies 04072
Cinemagic Grand at Clarks Pond Movie Theater South 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 movies 04106
Cinemagic Movie Theater Westbrook, 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 movies 04092
Cinemagic & IMAX Movie Theater Hooksett, 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 movies 03106
Cinemagic Movie Theater Merrimack, 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 movies 03054
Cinemagic Stadium 10 Movie Theater Portsmouth, 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 movies 03801
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Manchester, NHSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 03103
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Newington, NHSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 03801
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Attleboro, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 02703
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Everett, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 02149
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Lowell, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 01852
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Methuen, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 01844
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant N Dartmouth, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 02747
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Worcester, MASensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 01604
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Manchester, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 06040
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Newington, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 06111
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Orange, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 06477
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Waterbury, CTSensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 06705
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Warwick, RISensory Sensitive Sundays: first Sunday of each month, dimmed lightning and music, limited appearances by Chuck E., no admission fees.Sensory Sensitive Sundays 02866
AMC Burlington Cinema 10 Movie Theater Burlington, 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 Films 01803
AMC DINE-IN Framingham 16 Movie Theater Framingham, 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 Films 01701
AMC Dartmouth Mall 11 Movie Theater North 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 Films 02747
AMC Methuen 20 Movie Theater Methuen, 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 Films 01844
AMC Tyngsboro 12 Movie Theater Tyngsboro, 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 Films 01879
AMC Danbury 16 Movie Theater Danbury, 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 Films 06810
AMC Plainville 20 Movie Theater Plainville, 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 Films 06062
Chunky's Cinema Pub Movie Theater Manchester, 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 Movies 03103
Chunky's Cinema Pub Movie Theater Nashua, 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 Movies 03063
Chunky's Cinema Pub Movie Theater Pelham, 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 Movies 03076
Children's Museum of New Hampshire Museum Dover, 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 Way 03820
The Springfield Museums Museum Springfield, 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 Saturdays 01103
Boston Children's Museum Museum Boston, 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 Access 02210
Conway Scenic Railroad Railway North Conway, NHSensory Friendly Fridays: traversing the Branch each week in July for children on the autism spectrum.Sensory Friendly Fridays 03860
Big Apple Circus Circus Brooklyn, 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 Performances 11222
Storyland Theme Park Glen, 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 Information 03838
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Danbury Fair Mall Retail Company Danbury, 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 More 06810
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Westfield Trumbull Retail Company Trumbull, 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 More 06611
Build-A-Bear Workshop at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills Retail Company Manchester, 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 More 06042
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Westfarms Mall Retail Company Farmington, 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 More 06032
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Emerald Square Retail Company North 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 More 02760
Build-A-Bear at Natick Mall Retail Company Natick, 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 More 01760
Build-A-Bear at Northshore Mall Retail Company Peabody, 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 More 01960
Build-A-Bear at South Shore Plaza Retail Company Braintree, 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 More 02184
Build-A-Bear at Burlington Mall Retail Company Burlington, 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 More 01803
Build-A-Bear at Holyoke Mall at Ingelside Retail Company Holyoke, 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 More 01040
Build-A-Bear at The Maine Mall Retail Company S. 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 More 04106
Build-A-Bear at Pheasant Lane Mall Retail Company Nashua, 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 More 03060
Build-A-Bear at Mall of New Hampshire Retail Company Manchester, 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 More 03103
Build-A-Bear at Mall at Rockingham Park Retail Company Salem, 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 More 03079
Build-A-Bear at Mall at Providence Place Retail Company Providence, 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 More 02903
Urban Air Trampoline Park Play Place Bellingham, 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 Jump 02019
Urban Air Trampoline Park Play Place Manchester, 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 Jump 06042
Urban Air Trampoline Park Play Place South 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 Jump 04106
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Play Place Danvers, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours 01923
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Play Place Boston, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours 01236
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Play Place Kingston, MASensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours 02364
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Play Place Providence, RISensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours 02916
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Play Place Norwalk, CTSensory Hours: Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.Sensory Hours 06854
Autism Eats Restaurant Andover, 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 More 01810,01812,01899,05501,05544
Buttonwood park zoo Zoo New Bedford, MA  This zoo offers sensory bags to help make everyones experience a positive one. 02740
Franklin Park Zoo Zoo Boston, MA    This zoo offers sensory bags to help make everyones experience a positive one.Learn More 02121
Stone Zoo Zoo Stoneham, 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 More 02180
Roger Williams Park Zoo Zoo Providence, 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 More 02907
Carousel Village Theme park Providence, RI  You must enter at your assigned time and wear a mask.Learn More 02907
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Museum & Theater Portland, ME   If you have any questions you can visit the zoo's website and see their reopening FAQs or call 617-989-2076.Learn More 04101
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Museum Burlington, 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 Accomodations 05401
The Nature Museum VT Museum Grafton, VT Visitors 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 Museum Museum Action, 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 Afternoons 01720
Children's Museum at Holyoke Museum Holyoke, 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 Sundays 01040
The Amazing world of Dr. Seuss Museum Springfield, 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 Saturdays 01103
Connecticut Science Center Museum Hartford, CT This 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 Children Museum Norwalk, 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 Ability 06850
Blue Man Group Theater Boston, MA Blue 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 Wethersfield Play Place Wethersfield, CT Come 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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