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The Children's Museum of Wilmington offers a sensory friendly experience for visitors with sensory sensitivities from 10AM-12PM on selected Sundays. Enjoy The Children’s Museum of Wilmington during exclusive hours designed for children with varying sensory, developmental, or physical needs. Explore the Museum in a comfortable and accepting environment that features fewer guests, adjusted exhibits, light and sound reduction, extra visual safety signage, sound maps, and designated calming spaces.

Sensory Bags are available for check out at the Front Desk which include sound canceling headphones, communication cards, sunglasses, and fidget and calming toys. 


Designated quiet spaces will be the Calming Cave in the Nurture Nook and the Bonus Room where curtains will be closed, lights will be off, and bean bags and weighted blankets will be available. 


Upcoming 2024 Dates

June 2nd

August 4th

October 6th

December 8th

We're thrilled that Cross River Therapy will be joining us for our June 2nd Sensory Sunday! 

They are sponsoring this event to make it free for attendees! This date will be walk-up only and tickets do not need to be purchased in advance.

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Are you interested in sponsoring or learning more about Sensory Sundays?
Contact our Executive Director, Jessie Goodwin, at

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