Special Needs Activities for Chicago Families

Enjoy some sensory-friendly fun in the city and surrounding areas.

Looking for a sensory-friendly event that’s tailored to your child’s needs? Then, look no further.

We’ve rounded up a list of events created especially for families with special needs to take advantage of all the great things Chicagoland offers. Read some of our picks below and find more future events on our calendar.

Chuck E. Cheese Sensory Sensitive Sunday

Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2022

  • Address: Various locations
  • Cost: Free 

Chuck E. Cheese will open two hours early at participating locations for a sensory-friendly experience. It will provide a sensory-friendly experience for guests with autism or sensory sensitivities through reduced lighting and noise.

Sensory-Friendly Night ZooLights

Nov. 29, 2022

During this sensory-friendly event, all blinking or moving lights will be slowed down, remain static, or turned off. Also, the music will be turned down or off.

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