We are open with new safety guidelines. Review our safety policies here.

Wellness and Access Programs

Low-Sensory Mondays

First Monday of every month from 2 – 5 PM
We embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the Museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer Low-Sensory Mondays on the first Monday afternoon of every month. At each event, loud gallery sounds and bright lights are turned down and attendance is limited. Fidget bags will be available for checkout.

Art & Autism: Workshop

ART+AUTISM: PATTERN + COLOR
Saturday, November 12, 10-11:30 PM

Join our fall Art + Autism Workshop at the Plains Art Museum! We will explore artwork in Continuity in Culture, a contemporary Indigenous exhibition. Our day will consist of a welcome activity, a series of hands-on activities in the gallery, a snack, and time to create our own artwork to take home!

These sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals and are designed for families with children on with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event is free but registration is required. Family in attendance should not register but are encouraged to attend. Alatera McCann, Community Programs Coordinator, will email the listed primary contact before the event date with a social story and welcome letter.

Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact amccann@plainsart.org to schedule.

The Art of Relaxation in partnership with Plains Art Museum presents: Relax & Restore

Mondays 1st & 3rd of each month from 6-7 PM

Join Plains Art Museum on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting on Monday, September 19 for the beginning of the Relax & Restore series. In each class, participants will be introduced to a guided focused form of movement and relaxation. All classes will vary in movement form introducing anything from Tai Chi, and meditative posture to mindful movement and embodied stretching. Classes will be inclusive for all movement levels‑ standing, floor sitting, chair sitting, and lying down options available. All are welcome!
$15 per person

Nathan M. Hanson is a Certified Structural Integrator, martial arts Black Belt and has many years of experience in mediation, movement, and personal health practices.

Social Story

View our social story, a visual and written narrative to support visitors before and during their visit to Plains Art Museum. Copies of our social story are also available at the front desk.

Download a copy here.

Art of Hope and Healing

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, Art of Hope and Healing workshops provide a safe and uplifting space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson.

Currently, there are no sessions for Art of Hope and Healing. Please check back.