Wed – Sun
10 am – 4 pm
Mon, Tue
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

Are the lights, sounds, and crowds of the museum too overwhelming? Sensory Sunday is an event for people with sensory needs and their families to visit the museum with adjusted gallery settings. This includes soft lighting, reduced noise and hands-on activities. This event occurs before the museum is open to the public from 8–10 AM.

Registration is no longer required to attend Sensory Sunday.
Anyone who feels that they would benefit from a quiet visit to the museum is welcome to attend.

Regular General Admission rates apply upon arrival. Sensory Sunday is free for Mammoth Pass holders.

If you have any questions, please email our Family Programs Coordinator.

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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