MoMA visitors in conversation, sitting in front of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950
At The Museum of Modern Art, all galleries, entrances, and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Entrances with power-assist doors are located on 53rd and 54th streets between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Wheelchairs and portable stools are available in the checkroom free of charge. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.
All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on all floors except the Theater 2 level and the entry level of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building.
Single-user/family restrooms are located on the entry level of the Museum, adjacent to the Members Checkroom, Theater 1 level, Floor 5, and the Mezzanine level of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building.
Elevators are located throughout the Museum.
MoMA PS1’s public entrance on Jackson Avenue is accessible by ramp. Wheelchairs are available free of charge in the coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. The three main floors of the museum, including the bookstore and café, are accessible by elevator. For elevator access to the basement, please ask for assistance at the information desk in the lobby area. Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located on floors 1, 2, and 3. For more information, or to notify our staff of any special needs, please call the front desk during regular public hours at (718) 784-2085.
Individuals who are blind or have low vision
The visitor guide is available in large print and Braille from the lobby information desk.
Service dogs are welcome.
Listen to specially trained lecturers give extensive visual descriptions of artwork and participate in discussions about a variety of themes, artists, and exhibitions with Art inSight.
Touch select sculptures and objects from the collection, in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, and in the galleries.
MoMA Audio: Visual Descriptions—an audio program for blind and partially sighted visitors that provides detailed descriptions of key works from the Museum’s collection—is available free of charge at the audio desks or through the MoMA App on your device. Transcripts of this and all audio programs are available on devices. Available in English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 한국어 (Korean), 日本語 (Japanese), 中文 (Mandarin), and Português.
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
A MoMA lecturer and ASL interpreter lead a program for deaf participants in MoMA galleries.
Sign language interpretation and CART captioning are available for all public programs with at least three weeks advance notice.
MoMA Audio devices are T-coil compatible. Neck loops and transcripts of all audio programs are available on devices.
All MoMA theaters, lobby desks, ticketing desks, audioguide desks, and two of The Edward John Noble Education Center’s classrooms are equipped with induction loops that transmit directly to hearing aids with T-coils. Foreign-language films include English captioning. MoMA theaters are equipped with captioning and audio description devices for compatible films.
Join us for Interpreting MoMA, a bimonthly program for deaf adults.
FM assistive-listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all Gallery Sessions for sound amplification.
Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Create art in hands-on workshops for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with Create Ability. Each month participants focus on a different theme, exploring various artworks in the galleries and creating artworks in the classroom.
Schedule a private group program for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities from your organization.
Individuals with dementia
Join our nationally recognized Meet Me at MoMA program. Discuss art monthly in the galleries with specially trained MoMA educators who discuss themes, artists, and exhibitions.
Schedule a private group program for individuals with Alzeimer’s or dementia from your organization.
The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project
Participants view Jasper Johns’s Flag.
The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project was a special initiative in the Museum’s Department of Education.The initiative took place from 2007 to 2014 and was generously funded by MetLife Foundation. During this time, MoMA staff expanded on the success of the Museum’s existing education programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners through the development of training resources intended for use by arts and health professionals on how to make art accessible to people with dementia using MoMA’s teaching methodologies and approach. These resources can be used by museums, assisted-living facilities, and other community organizations serving people with dementia and their care partners.
School and group visits
Participants discuss an artwork in the galleries.
At MoMA, we believe that discussing and making art are vital to development. Art enriches lives, builds self-confidence, and strengthens critical-thinking skills. We tailor our free programs to fit the needs, abilities, and interests of people with disabilities.
We offer many types of visits at MoMA for your group.
Up to 15 participants per group. All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one complimentary visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required.
A one-time MoMA visit includes an hour-long guided gallery tour with a MoMA educator.
Explore a theme in the galleries and then create your own works of art in the MoMA classrooms. Two or two-and-a-half-hour programs available (2.5-hour programs include a 30-minute lunch break).
A MoMA visit, plus a pre-visit to your school or organization and a post-visit that often includes art making. Three one-hour sessions.
We will come to you.
A one-time, hourlong interactive program at your nonprofit organization or school, tailored to suit the interests of your group. Up to 25 participants per group. All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one free visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required and only available within New York City’s five boroughs.
A limited number of programs are available for more extensive, long-term partnerships and multipart programs. Partnerships include planning meetings with a MoMA coordinator to develop content, professional development opportunities, and a series of visits to MoMA and to your organization. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Professional development workshops
Learn about our educational approach and ways to incorporate looking at and making art into your program or classroom. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Our commitment to accessibility
MoMA staff lead training in the galleries.
In 2018 MoMA Access Programs was awarded a Zero Project best practice award and was selected as one of 10 innovative practices to participate in the inaugural Ashoka and Zero Project Impact Transfer Program. In 2010 we received the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award from the Family Caregiver Alliance and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Community Leadership Award from the Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter, the Excellence in Published Resources Award from the American Association of Museums, the Best of the Web award from Museums and the Web for the Meet Me website, and First Prize in the American Association of Museums’ Museum Publication Design Competition for the Meet Me book. In 2007, we received the Ruth Green Advocacy Award from the League for the Hard of Hearing. In 2000, we won the Access Innovation in the Arts Award, presented by VSA Arts and MetLife Foundation, in recognition of our programs serving people with disabilities.
Phone: (212) 408-6347
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Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Major support is provided by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults and The Taft Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by Bloomingdale’s, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Von Seebeck-Share B Charitable Trust, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Karen Bedrosian Richardson, Langner Family Fund of The New York Community Trust, the Josephs Family in loving memory of Hal and Florence Josephs, an anonymous donor, and by the Annual Education Fund.
MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.