Registration for Children's Parade closes July 24!

Spectrum Saturday

Join us on the third Saturday of each month!

2017 dates: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 9.

Join us for a lower sensory experience and special programming created especially for children on the autism spectrum. Free admission for children on the spectrum and their families from 8:30 am-10 am, but stay as late as you want! Programming begins at 9 am in the Thrivent Exhibit Gallery on the second floor.

  • July 15 – Silly Siblings with WisconSibs
  • August 19 – Sensory Sports with the Appleton YMCA
  • September 16 – Sensory Art
  • October 21 – Sensory Sports with the Appleton YMCA

Thank you to our supporters!

Appleton Rotary Foundation – Helen Thom Roemer Fund

Evelyn and Arthur Lieman Children’s Fund*

Armin F. and Eddie C. Schroeder Fund*

*A fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Autism Therapy Resources at BFK

The following resources are always available at the Welcome Desk, not just on Spectrum Saturdays!

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

Visiting the BFK for the first time? Download the play script to help prepare for the multi-sensory experience.

Check out the play script “A Visit to The Building for Kids”.

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