Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location
There are handicapped parking spaces on the street, across from the 224 Benefit Street entrance
Main Entrance
For 20 North Main Street, there are no steps and there is an automatic door for ease of entrance.
Accessible Entrance
At the Benefit Street entrance, there is a ramp with two rails.
Wheelchairs Available
Both visitor services desks.
Children’s Backpack Carriers
Not allowed
Accessible Restrooms
All restrooms are accessible
Segways Not Allowed
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
In addition to seating in the Main Street lobby, there is seating throughout the galleries.
Portable Chairs
Upon request at the visitor services desks.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Audio guides that can be accessed via cell phone
Audio guide transcripts
Galleries and Exhibits
Audio program transcripts are available upon request.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Our Access Programs Use
Verbal descriptions
Art-making activities
Hands-on classroom activities
Music and sound
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
Theaters and Auditoriums
FM system
Qualified ASL interpretation is available upon request
Video Installations
Captioning is available for live presentations upon advance request.
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from
To join our mailing list or receive a newsletter/access newsletter
The Museum is fully accessible at our North Main and Benefit street entrances, with handicapped parking located on Benefit Street; wheelchairs are available. If you need assistance and/or specific services, please call 401 709-8402 (RI Relay for the hearing impaired, 800 745-5555 TTY) before your visit so we can help meet your needs.