Sensory Friendly Days

2023 Sensory Friendly Hours:

Saturday, January 28, 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monday, July 10, 2023
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Connecticut River Museum now hosts Sensory-Friendly Hours. Reserve your space today! Thanks to a generous grant from The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer sensory friendly items during the visit, including beanbag chairs and fidget toys.

Exhibits with loud noises and/or bright lights are modified to allow people with a range of abilities to experience all the Museum has to offer. A designated quiet room is set up for the duration of the event to allow visitors to decompress, take a break, and experience the Museum at their own pace.

Preview guides and materials for families to read together before visiting are available below. To reserve your spot please click here. For more information, please email Allison Insall, Director of Public Programs, at

Click for downloadable materials:

Social Narrative
Visual Checklist
Museum Map

Parents and caregivers must stay with their children at all times.

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