Sensory Friendly Days at Minnesota Historical Society Sites

For immediate release

Release dated: 
January 30, 2023
Media contacts: 

Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051,
Nick Jungheim, 612-259-3060,

Sensory Friendly Days at Minnesota Historical Society Sites

Visitors can explore modified exhibits and activities outside of regular museum hours

ST. PAUL, Minn (January 30, 2023) – The Minnesota Historical Society welcomes visitors with sensory sensitivities, Autism, or developmental disabilities to Sensory Friendly Days at several metro area historic sites throughout the coming months.

Multiple MNHS sites will modify museum activities and exhibits with neurodiversity in mind. Considerations include low volume for all media shows, signs with explanations of activities, allergy signs, and take-a-break spaces. Pre-registration is required to attend Sensory Friendly Days.

Participants at these events can enjoy selected museum exhibits, short films when applicable, and hands-on activities. Sensory Friendly Days will begin one to two hours before sites open to the general public. Visitors are welcome to extend their visit into regular museum hours. Locations and dates for Sensory Friendly Days include:

Mill City Museum:
Sunday, Feb. 12
Time: 9–10 am
Theme: Valentines

Minnesota History Center:
Saturday, Mar. 25
Time: 8:30–10 am
Theme: Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition

James J. Hill House:
Saturday, May 13
Time: 9–10 am
Theme: Train Day

Mill City Museum:
Saturday, Jul. 22
Time: 9–10 am
Theme: Archaeology Day

Register and find more information about Sensory Friendly Days here.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.