MoMA visitors participate in artmaking during Create Ability. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

Accessibility

Everyone is welcome at MoMA. We offer a variety of free programs and services to make MoMA accessible to you.

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 accessprograms@moma.org.

Visitors with disabilities receive a discounted admission of $18.
Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability.

Wheelchair Accessible Sign language interpretation available Assisted listening capabilities available OC Service dogs welcome Braille available Large print available

Wheelchair access

Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). Conservation was made possible by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. © 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jason Brownrigg
MoMA visitors in conversation, sitting in front of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950

Wheelchair Accessible

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 in the checkroom of the main lobby, The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance, and The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building entrance. Portable stools are available for use 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 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

MoMA PS1’s public entrance on Jackson Avenue, including the entrance to the main building, is accessible by ramp. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the admissions desk, lobby, and coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. The three main floors of the museum, including the bookstore, café, and basement level, are accessible by elevator. For elevator access to the basement, please ask for assistance at the greeter podium in the lobby of the main museum building. Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located on floors one and three. For more information, or to request accommodations, please call the front desk during regular public hours, Thursday to Monday, 12:00–6:00 p.m., at (718) 784-2086.

Individuals who are blind or have low vision

Braille available Large print available

The visitor guide is available in large print and Braille from the lobby information desk.

Service dogs welcome

Service dogs are welcome.

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.

View upcoming Art inSight programming

Touch Tours
Touch select sculptures and objects from the collection, in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, and in the galleries.

Schedule a Touch Tour

Audio for blind and partially sighted visitors
MoMA Audio: Visual Descriptions provides detailed descriptions of key works from the Museum’s collection. Available free of charge at the audio desks or through the MoMA App on your device. Transcripts are available on devices. Available in English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, 한국어 (Korean), 日本語 (Japanese), 中文 (Mandarin), and Português.

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Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

Photo: Robin Holland
A MoMA lecturer and ASL interpreter lead a program for deaf participants in MoMA galleries.

Assisted listening capabilities available Sign language interpretation available

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and CART captioning are available for all public programs with at least three weeks advance notice. Please contact accessprograms@moma.org to schedule these accommodations.

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, 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.

Interpreting MoMA
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception before attending a sign language-interpreted private gallery talk focusing on one of MoMA’s special exhibitions.

View upcoming Interpreting MoMA programming

In-gallery talks
Learn about art on-view in the galleries during talks led by MoMA educators, artists, and other special guests. FM assistive-listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for sound amplification.

View upcoming in-gallery talks

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 galleries and creating artworks in the classroom.

View upcoming Create Ability programming

Individuals with dementia

Meet Me at MoMA
Discuss art monthly in the galleries with specially trained MoMA educators who discuss themes, artists, and exhibitions.

View upcoming Meet Me at MoMA programming

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.

Visit The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project site

Group tours and workshops

Photo: Manuel Molina Martagon
Participants discuss an artwork in the galleries.

We offer many types of visits at MoMA or at your organization. We have educators that 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. All tours and workshops for individuals with disabilities are free of charge including requests for wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and American Sign Language interpretation.

One-part program
A one-time MoMA visit includes an hour-long guided gallery tour with a MoMA educator.

Art studio
Explore a theme in the MoMA 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).

Three-part program
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.

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.

Request a program
More information about group tours

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 accessprograms@moma.org 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 accessprograms@moma.org 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: accessprograms@moma.org


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 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, Frank J. Antun Foundation, the Josephs Family in loving memory of Hal and Florence Josephs, an anonymous donor, and by the Annual Education Fund.