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.
For EVVeryone is a collection of programs, services and facilities offered at Evansville Regional Airport to accommodate passengers and visitors of all abilities. Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program items are available pre-security information desk. CAMSE (Cam’s Sensory Equipment) Kits are available at the information desk and all ticket counters. A Service Animal Relief Area is located near the A gates. There are nursing/quiet rooms. Best of all, Therapy Dogs International will be introducing Crypto to the Fly EVV family early 2023!
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.
Evansville Museum Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium
Everyone can enjoy the planetarium in comfort with assisted hearing devices provided at no charge to anyone who needs one. The Evansville Museum also has sensory kits you can borrow during your visit. The sensory kits, developed by local non-profit Sensory Inclusion, include ear defenders and a variety of fun fidget and stim toys in an easy to carry bag.
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 to assist wherever your adventurer ventures. Follow the Children's Museum of Evansville to find out when their next Sensory Sunday is going to be.
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.
There is plenty of room to roam at Mickey's Kingdom Park on the waterfront. This all-abilities playground is wheelchair friendly.