September Events!

Thursday September 1, 2022 at 1:07 PM


Just because summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Sensory friendly fun is coming up near you! Check out these awesome events listed in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia that you and your family will enjoy!


Friday Frolic Dance @ Troy Community Center
Friday, September 9 7pm-9pm
3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Enjoy music from a DJ and fun holiday theme and refreshments. $6 admission via punch card. For more info, visit rec.troy
RARA Diner’s Club

Monday, September 12 5:15pm-6:30pm
Select Rochester/Rochester Hills Area Restaurants

Participants pay for their own meal, beverage, and tip. PRE-REGISTER EARLY as spots are very limited. Exact restaurant choices will be announced at a later date. 14+ Years. $6 per participant. To register, visit

Awesome Autumn @ Waterford Oaks County Park
Thursday, September 22 6pm-8pm
2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, Michigan 48328

Enjoy festive fun, including accessible hayrides, dinner, music and dancing. $10/participant and $5/caregiver and preregistration is required by Sept. 16. Ages 18+. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Call 248-858-0916 to register or call/text 248-221-8040 for program questions and information.

Sensory Friendly Movie @ Henry Ford Museum
Saturday, September 10 11am-1pm
​​20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Giant Screen Experience will be showing “Enchanted.” In this film, an animated princess from a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to real-world New York City by an evil Queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
The experience includes modifications to the traditional theater experience:
-Lighting: The house lights stay on throughout the film
-Sound: The sound is turned down for sensitive ears
-Environment: Stress-free and welcoming
-Concessions: Available at the Giant Screen Experience Lobby
Sensory Friendly Second Saturdays are free thanks to a generous grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required. Please register by noon on Friday, September 9th.
Register here:
More info:

Sensory Friendly Planetarium Show @ Sloan Museum of Discovery
Saturday, September 10 10:30am
1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, Michigan 48503

We turn the lights up and turn the sound down to provide a safe, welcoming environment for our friends with special needs. Be yourself and find the best spot in the house to enjoy the show! For more info, visit

Sensory Friendly Morning @ LEGOLAND in Auburn Hills
Sunday, September 11 9am-10am
4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Enjoy Legoland as we reduce the lighting, turn off music & disable distracting stimuli for an hour for our friends on the autism spectrum. For more info, visit

Sensory Friendly Saturday @ Impression 5 Science Center
Saturday, September 24 9:30am-11:30am
200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933

Explore our Science Center with select exhibits altered to reduce sounds, scents, and lighting stimuli. Guests can expect a limited building capacity, pop-up activity, and map designating the sensory experiences in each exhibit. For more info, visit


Sensory Friendly Days at the Manor House @Wildwood Preserve
Thursday, September 15 11am
5100 W. Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43615

Sensory Friendly Days are open house format, where visitors can explore the 30,000+ sq. of the Manor House and enjoy sensory-friendly activities throughout the home. Noise-canceling headphones and fidgets are available. No Registration is required. For more info, visit

Sensory Friendly Educational Films @ Imagination Station
Sundays @ 12:30pm & Tuesdays @ 4:15pm
1 Discovery Way Toledo, OH 43604

The KeyBank Discovery Theater has two, sensory-friendly showtimes for 3D educational films. Every Tuesday at 4:15pm and every Sunday at 12:30, will have the lights up and the volume down giving all visitors an opportunity to experience the wonder of the GIANT screen. Showing right are Journey to Space 3D & Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D!
Accommodations also available include:
Calming Room
Noise-reducing headphones and ear plugs
Kulture City sensory-friendly bags for both adults and children that include headphones, fidget spinners and social storyboards
Sensory environment map
Weighted lap pad
For more info, visit

Sensory Friendly Series at New Albany Symphony
Saturday, September 10, 2022 4pm: The Rhythm is Gonna Getcha!
100 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054

Symphony Sensory Friendly concerts are designed for those on the autism spectrum, our friends in the dementia/Alzheimer’s community, or for those audience members needing a more relaxed concert experience. Performances are never longer than an hour and include pre-concert lobby activities. During these concerts, audience members can feel free to move around, talk and BYO reinforcements and motivational systems. House lights will be turned on but dimmed, and “chill-out” zones will be available in the lobby for those needing a break. For more info, visit


Sensory Friendly Afternoon
Tuesday, September 27th 2pm-5pm
2829 Cherokee Street NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Join the Southern Museum for a Sensory Friendly Afternoon! We welcome visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing issues or special needs to explore the Museum at their own pace. All ages are welcome. Included with general admission and free for members! For more info, visit

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