MPM Unveils New Sensory Room For Visitors


Tactile panels in the museum's new sensory room provide different textures that can provide stimulation or a calming focus.
Tactile panels in the museum's new sensory room provide different textures that can provide stimulation or a calming focus.

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) opened its new sensory room in October, sponsored by The Ziemann Foundation. The room offers visitors a calm place to retreat from the museum's sensory-rich exhibits which can be overwhelming for some visitors.

The nature-themed therapeutic room has been designed for visitors with various abilities and needs. It features different lighting, textures and stimulants including bubble tubes, adjustable lights, nature soundscapes, books, fidget toys and more. The painting for the sensory room was done and provided by PPG Industries.