Everyone is welcome at MoMA. We offer a variety of free programs and services to make MoMA accessible to you.
For the best availability, book your timed-entry ticket in advance online. Members receive priority access. Visit moma.org/visit/tips for more information.
MoMA is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of this website for all people with disabilities. The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH serves as accessibility consultant in our active and ongoing efforts toward this end. If you have questions or feedback about the accessibility of moma.org, or any particular MoMA Web page, please contact us at [email protected].
Visitors with disabilities receive a discounted admission of $18. Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability.
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 are available for use free of charge at all Museum entrances on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions or assistance, please approach any MoMA staff member. Portable stools are also available for use free of charge, and can be requested from any MoMA staff member in the main lobby. 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 Cullman Education and Research Building.
Single-user/family restrooms are located on the entry level of the Museum (adjacent to the Member Checkroom), Theater 1 level, Floor 5, Floor 3, Floor 6, and the Mezzanine level of the Cullman Education and Research Building.
Elevators are located throughout the Museum.
MoMA PS1 strives to create an accessible environment for all visitors. For accessibility requests or questions, please email [email protected], call the front desk during open hours at (718) 784-2086, or connect with our Visitor Engagement team while you’re on site.
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QR codes are placed throughout the Museum to provide features and resources created to enhance your visit. Here’s how to use them:
- Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Center, or Lock Screen.
- Select the rear facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app. Your device recognizes the QR code and shows a notification.
- Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code.
- Open the camera app.
- Select the rear-facing camera in Photo or Camera mode and center the QR code that you want to scan on the screen.
- Tap the notification that pops up to open the link.
If no notification appears, follow these instructions to use Google Lens:
- Tap the color lens icon in Google Assistant, or open the Google Lens app.
- Select the Search mode and center the QR code that you want to scan on the screen.
- Tap the notification that pops up to open the link.
Individuals who are blind or have low vision
Art inSight Listen to specially trained lecturers give extensive visual descriptions of artwork and participate in discussions about a variety of themes, artists, and exhibitions. This online program has limited capacity. For more information email [email protected] or call Access Programs at (212) 408-6447.
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Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
Automated captioning is available for all online programs. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks notice. Please contact [email protected] to make a request for these accommodations.
All MoMA theaters, lobby desks, ticketing desks, audioguide desks, classrooms, and the Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab 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.
The audio of certain works can be accessed by downloading Sennheiser MobileConnect on your mobile device and scanning the QR Code placed nearby. These QR Codes are denoted with an assisted listening icon next to it.
Interpreting MoMA Attend a sign language-interpreted private gallery talk focusing on one of MoMA’s special exhibitions. This online program has limited capacity. For more information email [email protected] or call Access Programs at (212) 408-6447.
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Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Create Ability Create art in hands-on workshops for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Each month participants focus on a different theme, exploring various artworks in the collection and creating artworks. This online program has limited capacity. For more information email [email protected] or call Access Programs at (212) 408-6447.
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Individuals with dementia
Meet Me at MoMA Discuss art with specially trained MoMA educators who discuss themes, artists, and exhibitions. This online program has limited capacity. For more information email [email protected] or call Access Programs at (212) 408-6447.
The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project 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.
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Group tours and workshops
We specialize in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, individuals who are blind or have low vision, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals with psychosocial disabilities.
Community-based program 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 15 participants per group (up to 25 participants for community-based programs). All participants receive one family pass (admits up to five visitors), good for one complimentary visit to MoMA. Four weeks advance notice required.
Community based programs are only available within New York City’s five boroughs.
Professional development workshops Learn about our educational approach and ways to incorporate looking at and making art into your program or classroom. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Extended partnerships 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 [email protected] for more information.
Our commitment to accessibility
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
Fax: (212) 333-1118
Email: [email protected]
Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.
Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Major support is provided by The Taft Foundation and by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults at MoMA in honor of Agnes Gund.
Additional funding is provided by the Estate of Gordon M. Pradl, the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Megara Foundation, Langer Family Fund of the New York Community Trust, Von Seebeck-Share B. Charitable Trust, Karen Bedrosian Richardson, Frank J. Antun Foundation, and the Annual Education Fund.
MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.