Sensory-Friendly Sundays (2023)
September 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
One event on April 16, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on May 21, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on June 11, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on July 9, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on August 13, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on September 10, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on October 22, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on November 12, 2023 at 9:00 am
One event on December 3, 2023 at 9:00 am
Dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 22, November 12, December 3
Times: Walk: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MetaZoo Activities: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Members: Adult — $20 / Child — $12
Non- Members: Adult — $30 / Child — $20
Age 2 and Under: $0
Intended Audience: Great for families that need an exclusive, self-paced program with fewer stimuli and additional places for quiet time!
Advance purchase required.
Enjoy the Zoo at your own pace during this program for Zoo fans that want a quiet, exclusive experience. Participants will enter the Zoo an hour before we open to the public and take a guided Zoo Walk to orient themselves in our space.
Guided Zoo Walks will include animal information provided by Zoo docents and staff about our monthly theme and call attention to sensory stops on Zoo grounds like our accessible playground or the Snow Leopard Cub House presented by PNC.
When the Zoo officially opens at 10 a.m., program participants can take part in fun and educational activities in our MetaZoo Discovery Center which will remain a reserved quiet space for program participants until the program ends at 4 p.m.
All themes and activities are subject to change based on the needs of the animals.
The Zoo is certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity and offers FREE accommodations for all guests with sensory issues during regular hours. Sensory Bags are available for families to checkout free of charge the day of their visit. Learn more here.
Session & Themes:
- Sunday, May 21: Pollinators
- Sunday, June 11: Pollinators
- Sunday, July 9: Animal Giants
- Sunday, August 13: Living Dinosaurs
- Sunday, September 10: Explore from the Forest Floor to the Canopy
- Sunday, October 22: Living Dinosaurs
- Sunday, November 12: Animal Giants
- Sunday, December 3: Pollinators