ARTS & FUN SPOTS

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Notable sensory-friendly features

Pre-visit preparation materials (Museum Stories)

Access to Science Days (once per month)

Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Noise reduction headphones available for free

  • Weighted blankets available

AMC Theaters

Various locations

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory Friendly Film

  • Unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

  • Available on second and fourth Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtime.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Families with members on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders may check out a free pack to use during visits to Brandywine. Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families, these packs are designed to create a welcoming experience and contain social stories, fidgets, noise-cancelling headphones, and activity suggestions.

Hershey Park

100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • There are several quiet locations available to guests throughout Hersheypark that provide both privacy and relief from sensory stimulation.

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory Friendly Performances. Typically, the features of SF performances include; house lighting kept at mid-level, house doors remain open, and a cool-down space for stimulated guests. During the performance, guests are free to move, vocalize and be who they are.

Lincoln Financial Field

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory Room

Montgomery Theater

124 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Online pre-visit materials that show patrons what they can expect to see and hear at Montgomery Theater

  • Trained for ushers, volunteers, and musicians 

  • Relaxed rules in the theater so that all responses to the show—clapping, singing, vocalizing, moving, dancing, etc.—are welcome at any time

  • Partially up house lights

  • Fidgets and earplugs

  • A designated quiet space with relaxing activities 

  • Slight mitigation of sudden, loud sounds and events

  • A modified refund policy 

Museum of the American Revolution

101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Certified Autism Center

  • Sensory Guide

  • Noise reducing headphones, available at the Reception Desk and the Battle of Brandywine Theater.

  • Quiet room giving guests the opportunity to play the Museum’s signature films in a small, private setting

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Select Sensory Friendly Sundays

  • Pre-visit guides

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia, PA 19106

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • "We offer tours that are customized to the visitors’ level of comfort and ability... Experienced docents are available to facilitate these tours and activities. We will work with you to adjust our tours and activities to your family needs."

Pennsylvania Ballet

240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory-friendly performances

  • Adjusted lighting and sound.

  • Lower sound levels throughout the performance.

  • House lights will remain on (at a low level) in the theatre auditorium during the performance.

  • Guests are free to talk, leave their seats, and move freely during the performance.

  • A designated safe/quiet area within the theatre (Canteen located on the lower level of the Academy of Music).

People's Light Theater

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355 

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Select Relaxed performances with:

  • House lights will remain on at a low level in the theatre during the performance

  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds

  • A reduction of startling and/or strobe lighting

  • Freedom to talk, vocalize, and leave seats during the performance as needed

  • Space available throughout the theatre for standing and movement

  • Limited crowds and visitors through the theatre lobby during the day and time of the performance

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • PMAforAll App to help prepare

  • Sensory kits with noise-reducing headphones, fidgets, and other tools

Philadelphia Orchestra

1 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Relaxed Sensory Performance

  • Pre-visit stories

  • Trained staff, ushers, musicians, and volunteers 

  • A quiet space outside of the ballroom with bean bag chairs where children may take a break from sensory stimuli.

  • Fidget toys and sensory stress toys.

  • Flexible refund policy

Socializing on the Spectrum

Various locations

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Events planned specifically for the Autism community throughout the year; specific sensory-related information unavailable

Walnut Street Theater

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Select sensory friendly performances

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Special sensory kits, including noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads for guests

Sensory Friendly Philly

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