Sensory-Friendly Sunsets – St. Catharines Tourism

Sensory-Friendly Sunsets

Festivals & Events | St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
February 4, 2020 - December 8, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre on the first Tuesday of each month for a family-orientated evening of special sensory-friendly experiences for children and adults with sensory sensitivities in a calming and inclusive environment. Starting Tuesday, February 4, Sensory-Friendly Sunsets runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this after-hours program, lighting and sounds in the museum will be altered to reduce external stimuli and a several sensory-friendly activities will be made available for families to engage with on your own terms. Activities include the following:

  • Hands-on-Heritage: children will be encouraged to touch and match objects made of different materials
  • Play Zone: self-directed play area with a variety of tactile toys and activities to choose from.
  • Quiet Zone: a place to relax and be calm, with blankets, large stuffed animals, and grounding observation activities.

Sensory-Friendly Sunsets is open to the public by donation. No registration necessary. Contact the Museum at or 905.984.8880 about the program or other For more inclusive activities and offerings.

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