Education: Visitors with Special Needs

The programs listed below are designed to make our rich collection available for all who would like to explore it. Check our calendar for upcoming scheduled events.

Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss

A monthly program that invites those with memory loss, and their care partners, to explore our collection together. You'll enjoy stimulating conversation, works of art, and each other's company. Brooklyn Afternoons is facilitated by specially trained educators and offered free of charge during our nonpublic hours. For more information or to preregister, call (718) 501-6229 or email us.

Sensory Tours: Art and Conversation for Individuals Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Monthly tours designed for those who are blind or partially sighted, but also open to curious adults interested in experiencing art beyond sight. You're invited to encounter works of art through rich verbal descriptions, smell, taste, or tactile experiences. Free with Museum admission, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (718) 501-6229 or email us.

Guided Tours for Adults with Special Needs

During our one-hour guided group tours for adults with special needs, specially trained educators lead in-depth discussions and interactive experiences of three to five artworks. Tailored to meet the needs and interests of your group, tours are scheduled by request and have a fee of $4 per person. For more information or to request a guided tour, visit our Group Tours page or email us.

Guided Gallery Visits for K–12 Students with Special Needs

These museum educator–led gallery experiences are tailored for the specific needs of your class. The specialized curriculum might include sensory learning, touch objects, and/or art-making. To make sure your students get the most from their visit, it's essential that you have a telephone appointment with the museum educator assigned to your group. The maximum size for these lessons is fifteen students, with an adult chaperone recommended for every five students. There's a fee of $1.50 per student. For more information or to request a guided gallery visit, see our Book a Visit page or email us.

Sign language interpreter in Museum