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Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

Monthly on the third Saturday, 9:00–10:00 a.m. from Saturday, January 20, 2024 until Saturday, December 21 2024

About The Event

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays offer adaptations to meet diverse sensory-processing needs every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Guests on the autism spectrum, people experiencing dementia, and those of all ages who have intellectual or developmental disabilities are invited to participate in a calming museum experience with less stimulation in a section of the museum’s galleries before they open to the public—reducing crowds, noise, and distractions.

Guests can explore the galleries at their own pace, relax in the designated “calming corner,” and share this time and space with open-minded members of the community.

Things to Know While Planning Your Visit

  • All guests must pass through metal detectors at the museum entrance.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs, walkers, and noise-reducing headphones and technology. The Cleveland Museum of Art also offers a limited number of wheelchairs.
  • The museum store and café open at 9:00 a.m. on these Saturdays. 
  • Sensory-Friendly Saturdays are free. Parking in the CMA garage is $14 for nonmembers and $7 for members.
  • Once participants enter, they are welcome to stay for the day. The museum opens to the public at 10:00 a.m.