Sensory Friendly Features

The Scott Family Amazeum is an inclusive environment designed so all guests to the facility access experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). All areas of the museum are accessible by persons using assistive technologies. The resources on this page are designed to support our guests with diverse abilities when they interact with our exhibits. 

Join us at the Amazeum for HallowZing, a special night for children with special needs, their siblings and grown ups to have the Amazeum to themselves! Explore the Amazeum's twist on Halloween themed activities and play in your favorite exhibit areas. Be sure to wear your family friendly costume so you can show it off during our fashion show! There's so much to discover during HallowZing...there's no need for trick-or-treating for candy! Save the date: October 24, 2020 at 6-8 pm. Advanced registration is required and will open here soon. HallowZing will have new processes and procedures to maintain a healthy and safe environment. More details will be announced here. 

Before a visit, guests are encouraged to download the sensory-friendly map and social narrative to familiarize themselves with the museum and areas of sensory input that may affect their experience in the museum. The Amazeum thanks students from Bentonville Schools Ignite Program's Education Innovation Strand for creating this resource. 

The Amazeum exhibit floor is wheelchair accessible. A lift is located near Cloud Theater and an elevator to the 2nd floor. The Canopy Climber and Treehouse are challenging for people with mobility issues. 

A visual schedule is available to download and help support pre-planning and structuring a visit to the Amazeum. The visual schedule is a collection of photos of the Amazeum exhibits and spaces.

Come join the Amazeum for Sensory Friendly Days! Everyone is welcome to attend a day of celebration and fun as we focus on guests with special needs. Small-scale groups of special education students will be able to reserve Unfield Trips and families with or without members with special needs are invited to join in the fun! The Amazeum team will have sensory friendly activities, facilitate play across all abilities, and provide an opportunity for guests to connect to one another in an understanding environment. Upcoming Sensory Friendly Days will be October 7, 2020 and February 24, 2021. New processes and procedures to maintain a healthy and safe environment will be announced here. 

Amazeum Sensory Friendly Map 8.5x11 web