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: Fall Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 10-11:30 AM (ages 0-10 years)
Saturday, November 18, 10-11:30 AM (ages 11-17 years)
Join us for this free event! Dive into the movement of art making in This is Not Black and White. Through a welcome activity, we will use stencils to create patterns in a collaborative work and discuss how we can visit an art museum. When ready, we will move into the gallery and participate in hands-on artwork-related activities that focus on making, writing skills and self affirming statements. We will enjoy a snack of goldfish and juice or water before moving into the studio activity. During this time, we will provide materials to make large abstract paintings with a variety of tools for participants to choose from.

All sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals for families with children with Autism. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact cprafcke@plainsart.org to schedule

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.