Access and Inclusion

Experience the museum in your own hands-on, minds-on way.

We welcome children and families of all abilities. Check out our programs and resources designed to provide access and inclusion for families of children with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated.

Access Programs


Play Your Way: Learn more

These evening events are for children ages 2 – 15 on the autism spectrum. Relax and enjoy the evening in a place where activities encourage hands-on learning, where the staff is prepared to ensure a successful experience for your family, and where you can get to know other families and learn about local resources.

Museums for All: Reduced admission program for qualifying families. Learn more

Ensuring that every child and family has access to high quality museum experiences, Museums for All makes it affordable for all families to discover our fun educational exhibits, programs, and events anytime during regular Museum hours.


Available Resources

Headsets: Sound-reducing headsets are available at Admissions.

Quiet Room: On the first floor near the restrooms.

Quiet Times: In general, the quietest time to visit is weekday afternoons during the school year.

Social Story: Text and pictures to gain familiarity about your visit to the Museum Download

Wheelchair Access: Exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible, and offer multi-sensory, layered experiences for children of varying developmental stages, interests, and backgrounds.

Parking: Permit parking for people with disabilities is available in surrounding lots. Limited free permit parking in the drop-off zone on the museum’s west side (enter Woz Way from Almaden).

Service Animals: Service animals are welcome. Emotional support and comfort animals are not allowed.