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Sensory Friendly Morning at the Iowa State Fair

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Sensory-Friendly Morning returns to the Fair for the third year in 2024 and has grown in popularity with special programming modifications, designated educational areas, clear directional signage and trained volunteers throughout the Fairgrounds. Extra consideration has been given to environmental factors at the Fair that might contribute to sensory overload, including sounds and lights, tastes, touches and smells for the morning.

Two separate calming rooms will be offered for Fairgoers who might need a break. One room called “Calm Your Body” offers sensory experiences like adjustable lighting, fidgets, music, coloring sheets and comfortable chairs. The other room called “Move Your Body” utilizes active stretching, jumping, bouncing on therapy balls and an obstacle course. All the rooms are air-conditioned and staffed by ChildServe Occupational Therapists.


Iowa State Fair
(515) 262-3111
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Iowa State Fair
3000 E Grand Ave,
Des Moines, 50317 United States
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(515) 262-3111
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