Sensory-Sational Evansville

When a slower pace and a little less volume is what you need to have fun, this list of sensory friendly places in Evansville will keep you entertained at your own pace.


Sensory Spooktacular

The FIRST EVER SENSORY SPOOKTACULAR! There will be limited noise, no music, minimal lighting, and limited capacity to offer a SAFE space for our friends with Sensory needs. Walk the Halloween decorated paths, experience Animal Encounters, a quiet, free ride on the Carousel with no music, interact with life-size Dinosaurs, tram rides back to the entrance included, and a candy bag on the way out.
THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH SPECIAL SENSORY NEEDS. Costumes are NOT required.

Sensory Inclusive™ Certification at Mesker Park Zoo 

KultureCity Sensory bags are available for checkout at the front gate. Sensory bags include various items to help those who may have sensory needs. Items include sound dampening headphones, various fidget devices, a lanyard, and a needs card. A weighted lap blanket is also available upon request. This service is available free of charge.

Sky Zone

Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs every other Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This program does not run during school breaks.

EVPL READ Sensory Room

From noise-canceling headphones and weighted blankets to the fiber optic waterfall and tactile balance beam, the room is flexible to be used for sensory seeking and sensory avoiding. Parents or caregivers may reserve the room for up to two hours at a time at the Central Library downtown. Visitors and residents may reserve the room.
The entire museum is sensory-sational where everything is ready for creativity and hands-on fun. There are also softer, quiet spaces to suit the less rambunctious. Sensory friendly bags are available for the assist wherever your adventurer ventures. 

AMC Sensory Friendly Films

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month.

Proud To Be Me

This beginner-level dance and movement class on Zoom is designed for elementary and middle schoolers with special needs. It provides a fun outlet for letting out energy and meeting new people. The free class is also designed to help refine and improve things like motor skills, concentration, social/communication abilities, and general happiness at home or on the go.

Deep Blue Indoor Play

Play and climb under the sea! Minnow Mornings are 8am - 10am each Friday for our tiny tots, those with special abilities, and those who enjoy a little less stimulation than the average day offers. We want every child to feel welcome and comfortable in the Deep Blue.

Mickey's Kingdom

There is plenty of room to roam at Mickey's Kingdom Park on the waterfront. This all-abilities playground is wheelchair friendly.  

Bring your family and friends to Evansville and have fun with us where you will feel welcome to be yourself.