Special Events at Papa's Cat Cafe

At Papa’s, it’s more than just cats. We offer special events each month and throughout the year to make your experiences more memorable.  All special events REQUIRE A RESERVATION in advance.


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1Sensory Friendly Hours (60 minutes, $11)   Offered MONTHLY on the 4th Sunday from during our 10am opening hour and our 6pm closing hour.  Look for the this special event on our reservation page.

Research shows that interaction with animals provides positive emotional therapeutic benefits. During our special sensory friendly hours, we will provide a calmer setting for people who prefer limited stimuli distractions to enjoy some good-old-fashioned cat therapy.  This even is not only for those with low-sensory needs, but for anyone seeking a quiet, calmer cafe visit.  10% of proceeds go to MU's Thompson Center when you mention you are visiting for these special sensory hours.

Our staff and managers have been trained and certified, so Papa's Cat Cafe has been dubbed an autism-friendly business! Check out the Thompson Center's website for more details.

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