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Visitors with Disabilities

We’re committed to making our galleries and facilities accessible to everyone.

  • We are fully wheelchair accessible. Check our online and printed floor plan for details.
  • If you need a wheelchair during your visit, they’re available for free at the coat check in the lobby.
  • Companions of people with disabilities are admitted for free.
  • The parking lot behind the Museum is fully accessible. There’s a free, 15-minute grace period for pickups and drop-offs.
  • If you need an assistive-listening device for a guided program, they’re available for free at our Admissions Desk, on the first floor.
  • American Sign Language interpretation for public events and adult and school group tours can be arranged, with at least two weeks’ advance notice.
  • Open-captioning is available by request for exhibitions and events with sound and video components, with at least two weeks’ advance notice.

We also offer a wide range of services and programs for our visitors of all ages with disabilities.

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. Watch a video about this program. For more information, call 718.501.6520. To preregister, visit our calendar.

Sensory Tours: Art and Conversation for Individuals Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
Private tours designed for those who are blind or partially sighted. You’re invited to encounter works of art through rich verbal descriptions, smell, taste, or tactile experiences. Sensory tours can be scheduled for both adult and school groups, with advance notice. For more information or to book a private tour, call 718.501.6520 or email us.

Verbal descriptions of highlights from our permanent collection are available via Art Beyond Sight.

Guided Tours for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
During our one-hour guided group tours for adults with developmental disabilities, guides 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 Disabilities
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.

See upcoming programs on our calendar.

We hope that you’ll get in touch with us via email or at 718.501.6520 if you have questions about any of the above services, to make advance arrangements, or to suggest future access programming or accommodations.