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

 
Afternoons for All Abilities: Second Tuesday of the month from 1 – 4 p.m. starting November 13

Children with disabilities are invited to enjoy the museum during a less crowded and quieter time. Children can explore the museum on their own terms while caregivers have the opportunity to connect with families who may share similar experiences. Storytime and a sensory activity will be offered.

Play Your Way: Find out upcoming dates and more info. 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 Learn more

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.