The Museum strives to accommodate students’ needs to the greatest extent possible. Each guided gallery visit is available to all students and can be adapted to meet the needs of each class. To incorporate the sensory learning and touch objects, a compelling lesson component for special needs students, specify your interest on the reservation form. Please also include any special considerations we should be aware of that would enable the assigned educator to best prepare for teaching your students. The maximum class size for a school group with special needs is fifteen students. A chaperone is recommended for every five students in the group.
The entrance to the Museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs and stools are available at the coat check for use in the galleries. Wheelchair-accessible rest rooms are located on the first and third floors. Sign Language interpretation is available to school groups free of charge with advance notification. Assistive listening devices are available for use in the galleries and auditorium, with advance notification.
Touch, smell, and sound can play a role in your guided gallery visit. Sensory learning is explored using the Education Touch Collection, comprised of an assortment of art objects including African masks and South American textiles as well as supplemental objects used for olfactory and tactile learning, such as scented papers, artists’ materials, and historic reproductions. Please specify your interest on your reservation form. For more information, see Access Services and Programs or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.