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This Month's Sensory-Friendly Morning Explores Upcycling

In honor of Earth Day, our next Sensory-Friendly Morning will be all about upcycling. We’ll explore the coolness of cardboard, the fun of foam, and have a bash with trash. Join us Sunday, April 10 from 9–11 am for a day of sustainable art and activities.

Who’s invited?

Sensory-Friendly Mornings are designed for neurodiverse art lovers and their families. Visitors are required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols at the museum. Reserve your free tickets today!

What do we mean by neurodiverse?

The term neurodiverse refers to any individual who thinks, learns, and processes information in unique and divergent ways, but is most often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More broadly, neurodiversity is the belief that all ways of thinking should be honored and valued, and that different doesn’t equal deficient. The Denver Art Museum is committed to celebrating diversity in all forms including honoring and supporting the experiences and voices of our neurodiverse community.

Where to go?

This Sensory-Friendly Morning will take place in the Martin Building at 9–11 am.

What to expect?

  • A sensory-friendly exhibition experience. All Martin Building exhibitions will be open. Lights and volume levels will be brought down in all exhibition spaces to better serve our sensory-sensitive visitors.
  • “Meet and Make” workshop with featured artists Emily and Olive. Emily and Olive are the muralists behind I Invent It, My Hands Draw a Cloud, featured on level 1 of the Martin Building. Learn more about the artists and their art: and
  • An upcycled artmaking activity with former DAM Creative-in-Residence Mar Williams. Learn more about this artist, hacker, and master maker:
  • A visit from our friends at McNicholas Miniature Therapy Horses. Their sweet and gentle miniature horses will brighten any mood and are always a crowd favorite. Stop by Family Central to say “hay.”
  • A hands-on sensory space in the Summit Room on level 7. Explore a variety of low-key sensory objects and activities and share your thoughts on what elements you’d like to see in a permanent sensory space.
  • A complimentary general admission ticket good for four adults so you can come back and visit us again. Youth 18 and under always enjoy free general admission.