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Sensory Superstars

Join us on the third Sunday of each month!

Sensory Superstars is a FREE program for families with children on the autism spectrum that occurs the third Sunday of each month. During Sensory Superstars, we provide a lower sensory experience, including dimmed lights and no music.


Starting in January, 2022, we’ll be launching a new Sensory Superstars model to accommodate the different needs of families. For families with members unable to wear a mask, we have sessions available where that family is the only one in the museum. For families with all members able to wear a mask and who are seeking to connect with other families while utilizing the accommodations made on Sensory Superstars morning, we have a session open to multiple families.


The new agenda for Sensory Superstars will be:

  • 9 – 10am: pre-registered session for one family on the first floor of the museum
  • 10 – 11am: pre-registered session for one family on the second floor of the museum
  • 11am: museum opens to families attending Sensory Superstars who are able to mask
  • 12pm: museum opens to the general public

If you have any questions or to register, give us a call at 920-734-3226.


Thank you to our supporters!



Appleton Rotary Foundation – Helen Thom Roemer Fund

SAC Developmental Disabilities Fund, a fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Resources at BFK

The following resources are always available at the Welcome Desk, not just during Sensory Superstars!

  • Decision Boards with Velcro cards featuring BFK exhibit photos.
  • Visual timers.
  • Quiet room: Need a break? We’ll find you a calm, quiet space.

Download our updated play scripts and check out our sensory map to help prepare for your multi-sensory experience.

BFK Sensory Map

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