Tue – Sun
10 am – 5 pm
The sensory room at Royal Alberta Museum.


Supporting sensory needs at RAM

With all the lights, sounds, and crowds, museums can be overwhelming places. We want RAM to be a safe and welcoming place for all visitors. Here are some resources we offer for those with sensory processing differences.

Sensory Sunday | Sensory Room | Sensory Map | Sensory Kits

Sensory Sunday

Sensory Sunday is an event for those with sensory needs and their families to visit the museum with adjusted gallery settings. This includes soft lighting, reduced noise and sensory activities, as well as a sensory room. Sensory Sunday takes place before the museum is open to the public (8—10 am) approximately every two months. Registration is required.

Next Sensory Sunday: January 12, 2020

Important tips:

  • Limited space is available and preregistration is required. Please check your e-mail for a confirmation letter.
  • Payment is not required when registering. Regular General Admission rates will apply upon arrival.

Sensory Room – pilot project summer 2019

The Sensory Room is temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back for updates.


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Sensory Map

Use this free map to find things you are interested in, while avoiding potential sensory triggers. Find everything from hands-on opportunities and snack-friendly zones to dark, quiet areas to take a rest. Ask for a copy at Admissions.

Sensory Kits

Grab a Sensory Kit to enhance your museum visit! Kits include a backpack with noise reduction headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, and a timer. Sensory Kits are available at Admissions and are free to borrow.

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