The Jewish Museum

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location
Main Entrance
4-5 steps up to main entrance from the sidewalk
Accessible Entrance
There is a wheelchair access door to the right of the main stepped entrance. Please be aware that there is a short wall perpendicular to the sidewalk which projects from the museum building. Ring the buzzer to the right of the wheelchair accessible door, and you will be buzzed in. Enter through the door, and come up the inclined ramp, to the left. This will lead you into the main lobby.
Wheelchairs Available
Limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitors. These may be reserved at least a day in advance by calling 212.423.3213.
Children’s Backpack Carriers
All backpacks must be checked in the checkroom.
Accessible Restrooms
All restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location
Basement and fourth floor
Segways Not Allowed
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
Lobby and exhibition specific seating
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information
Free general admission is available for people with all disabilities. Free admission for people with disabilities pre-registered for any access programs. Please call 212.423.3225 or email to register for adult access programs. School access programs are also available. Some exhibitions may be dimly lit based on the nature of the material on display.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk
Large-print brochures
Large-print exhibition labels
Neck loops and headsets
Portable FM system (headsets and neck loops)/other amplification devices
Staff members trained in sighted guide technique
Other Resources
Tactile Resource book and touch collection based on the Museum's permanent collection, verbal imaging description tours
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits
A tactile book and touch collection are available for visitors to experience by appointment.
Large-Print Materials
Large print print materials are available for all special and permanent exhibitions. Materials are kept on the large print posiums at the beginning of each exhibition.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
For more information access programs for people with disabilities, please visit our website at
Our Access Programs Use
Verbal Description Tours
ASL Tours
Original touchable objects
Touch objects (replicas, facsimiles, props)
Art-making activities
The Museum's renowned exhibitions and programs explore the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. Learn more about services making the Museum accessible to people with a range of abilities and needs.