CONTACT: Laura Whittet
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Beginning Sunday, March 10, The Bakken Museum will offer Sensory Friendly Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month.
Sensory Friendly Sundays will 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 Autism Society of Minnesota. The museum will continue be open to the general public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Upcoming Sensory Friendly Sundays include March 10, April 14, and May 12.
All activities are free with museum admission ($10 adults, $8 seniors 62+, $8 ages 12-24, $5 ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under and members of The Bakken Museum). Free parking is available both in the museum’s lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street.
Additional information to plan a trip can be found on the museum’s Accessibility and Amenities webpage (thebakken.org/accessibility).
The Bakken Museum
The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology and the humanities to make the world a better place. The museum is Minnesota’s only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit thebakken.org or call 612-926-3878.