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Sensory Sunday

Event information

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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A child standing on tiptoes looking in a fish tank. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Experience the exhibits and trails of Four Rivers on your own terms. This independent program is for guests with sensory-processing needs, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and those who would benefit from a small-group experience.

Buddy bags with sensory gadgets and a limited supply of noise-canceling headphones will be available for visitor use. Seven handheld audio units providing a narrative of the All-Persons Trail will be available for checkout at the front desk for guests who have visual impairments or who need cognitive supports. The center will be open only to registered participants during this time, so please register everyone in your group.

Event requirements

Registration required by Saturday, May 4: 815-722-9470. 


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. Accommodations will be made where possible. Staff will be on hand to help visitors learn about our local habitat through interactive exhibits, activities and/or crafts.

This program will take place indoors in an accessible facility as well as outdoors on paved trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.