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Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Noise reduction headphones available for free

  • Weighted blankets available


AMC Theaters

Various locations

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory Friendly Film

  • Unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

  • Available on second and fourth Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtime.

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Count Basie Center for the Arts

99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Offers sensory-friendly theatre programming periodically. Check website for events!

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Paper Mill Playhouse

22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ 07041

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • House lights on, but dimmed, inside the theater

  • Consistent sound level and lower volume

  • Kids are free to talk and to leave their seat under parental supervision

  • BYO snacks & drinks

  • Gender-neutral family bathrooms

  • Activity Area with Chill-Out zone provided

  • On-site support teams

  • “Meet Your Seat” FREE Open Houses before the shows expressly for children to visit the theater space on a previous day (no reservation required).

  • Online resource materials: character guides, puzzle activities, sequenced social stories and videos on

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Mayo Performing Arts Center

100 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Offers Miracle Project - "an evidence-based, groundbreaking program which helps children and young adults with autism and other special needs build communication and social skills, community, and greater self-esteem though music, acting, dance, acting and storytelling."

  • Offers relaxed performances throughout the year


McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Sensory Friendly Performances

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State Theatre of New Jersey

15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Lighting and sound levels that are modulated to reduce anxiety and stress.

  • A judgment-free environment, with a relaxed attitude toward noise and moving around during the show.

  • A separate break area with soft seating, fidget toys, and activities.

  • Ushers and volunteers who have been specially trained to assist you.

  • A social story, provided in advance, to help you prepare your child for your trip to the theater.

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Two River Theater

21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Notable sensory-friendly features

  • Relaxed performances, described as "Relaxed Performances are designed to provide a welcoming and judgement-free theater experience where usual theater etiquette ‘rules’ do not apply. If you or your theater companions are on the autism spectrum, have difficulty sitting still in a theater seat, like to verbally respond during a performance or have sensitivity issues or special needs, these performances may be a good fit. Small adjustments are made to lighting and sound and a designated quiet activity and relaxation area is provided within the theater."

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