Sensory Friendly Mornings

This program is for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

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Certified Sensory Inclusive with KultureCity

The National WWII Museum is proud to announce that it has renewed its Sensory Inclusive certification with KultureCity for another year! We look forward to welcoming all of our visitors safely and comfortably. For more information about KultureCity and the resources we can provide those with sensory challenges, please read below.

Sensory Friendly Mornings at The National WWII Museum

This program is for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

Sensory Friendly Mornings are available on the last Saturday of each month*. The Museum will modify exhibits by lowering sound volume in louder areas. A limited number of sensory bags from KultureCity will be available for guests on-site. These bags include noise-cancelling headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, Feeling Zone thermometer non-verbal cards, and a KultureCity lanyard. One weighted lap pad will also be available for use. 

Campus signage and the KultureCity App will alert visitors to areas where headphones are recommended, as well as designated Quiet Areas. A private Quiet Room is available by request. Guests will also receive a Social Story ahead of time to help plan their visit based on the content and advisories of each building. 

Pre-registered guests will start their visit by checking into the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at 8:00 a.m., where they will begin their self-guided experience before the Museum opens to the public. At 9:00 a.m. Sensory Friendly Morning visitors will have access to the entire campus, including early admission to the remaining pavilions.  

Please note that the Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters pavilion is not recommended for those with sensory needs. Exhibitions in this building incorporate abrupt noises including frequent gunfire, airplane noises, lighting effects, varying floor and wall textures, unexpected environment changes, graphic imagery, and overlapping sounds. Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters opens at 9:00 a.m. Noise-cancelling headphones are recommended for those Sensory Friendly Morning visitors who wish to enter these exhibits.   

DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS

  • Tickets for Sensory Friendly Mornings are complimentary during the 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. hour and are subject to availability. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Accessibility rates to the Museum apply after 9:00 a.m.
  • To reserve Sensory Friendly Morning admission tickets, please visit this link:

Reserve Tickets

  • Guests with questions may also email accessibility@nationalww2museum.org.
  • Exhibits will be modified to be sensory friendly for individuals with sensory needs through 12:00 p.m.
  • Sensory Friendly Mornings are offered on the last Saturday of each month (unless otherwise noted).

BUILDING ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

  • Train Car platform muted, interior train volume at 50%.
  • Arsenal of Democracy exhibit, all volume at 50%. Three large videos muted with open captioning. Muted videos turned to regular volume at 9:00 a.m.
  • D-Day exhibit, all volume at 50%. One large video at end muted with open captioning. Muted video turned to regular volume at 9:00 a.m.
  • Special Exhibit volume kept at 100% for now, exhibits rotate every few months and sensory triggers vary.

American Spirit Bridge

  • Volume muted.

Merchant Marine Exhibit

  • All volume at 50%.

Solomon Victory Theater

  • Beyond All Boundaries film, additional $7, headphone zone (not considered sensory friendly—warning sign in front of theater).

Hall of Democracy

  • Special Exhibit volume kept at 100% for now, exhibits rotate every few months and sensory triggers vary.

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

  • Building muted, piped in 1940s music at low-moderate volume.

Campaigns of Courage

  • Not recommended for those with sensory needs. Exhibitions in this building incorporate abrupt noises including frequent gunfire, airplane noises, lighting effects, varying floor and wall textures, unexpected environment changes, graphic imagery, and overlapping sounds. Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters opens at 9:00 a.m. Noise-cancelling headphones are recommended for those Sensory Friendly Morning visitors who wish to enter these exhibits. Warning signs outside of both floors of building.

*Sensory Friendly Mornings will run November 20 & December 18 those months due to Holiday schedules.

Sensory Friendly Mornings

08/28/2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month*, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

Sensory Friendly Mornings

09/25/2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month*, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

Sensory Friendly Mornings

10/30/2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month*, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

Sensory Friendly Mornings

11/20/2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month*, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.

Sensory Friendly Mornings

12/18/2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month*, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.