Want to have more fun this summer with your child but are concerned about events that may not be accessible or sensitive to children with sensory processing disorders? Check out these options this summer and join in on the summer action!

sensory friendly summer activities in baltimore

FREE Sailing

Sail for free with Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Center during one of their Access Ability Sailing Days- May 16th, June 6th, June 13th. No experience is necessary. All equipment, training, and support will be provided. Sailors may sail with their families or staff, and some may go solo. Pre-registration is required. Contact Stuart via stuart@downtownsailing.org for more information.

Free Baseball Games

Join Pathfinders for Autism during Baseball Free Family Fun Event throughout the summer. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the first event on June 26th closes May 15th.

Free Yoga

Hit the matt with your child or teenager or let them find their own yogic path at the Howard County Autism Society in Columbia once a month in May, June, and July. Pre-registration is not required.

Sensory Friendly Movies

Get up and walk, sing, and dance! Families can enjoy a more child friendly movie experience thanks to the Autism Society of America and AMC theaters. These shows usually play current and older movies, are during weekday mornings (10 am), and cost about $6.50 per person. Check participating AMC theaters in Baltimore County, Columbia, and Owings Mills for details. You may also join the Howard County Autism Society as a group for the viewings.

Get Wet

If you or your child would love to go for a swim but are looking for a trained professional sensitive to your needs Pathfinders for Autism highlighted Swimming Lessons Baltimore as a wonderful resource for families looking to enjoy the best of summer

Discovery Days at Port Discovery

Join Port Discovery during their Discovery Days filled with activities and exhibits tailored for children with special needs. May 13th (preK- 2nd) and May 14th (3rd & up). May 15th all ages. Pre-registration and paid admission per person is required. Call the reservation line 410.864.2727or email groupsales@portdiscovery.org.

Sensory Mornings at The Walters

Your entire family is cordially invited to a Sensory Morning at the Walters Art Museum on July 12th from 9 AM – 11 AM. A full morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Educators from the Walters Art Museum and therapists from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be present for the entirety of the event. Check out (cool) progeny’s story on this amazing program!