Rubin Museum of Art

Facility Access Information

Main Entrance
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Café / Restaurant
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available
Admissions desk
Accessible Restrooms
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location
Cafe restrooms, theatre-level, gallery floors 3 and 5
Family/Unisex Restroom
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
Spiral staircase area, cafe, benches on gallery floors
Portable Chairs
Admissions desk
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information
To schedule a guided tour, please call group visits at 212-620-5000 x345 at least two weeks in advance.

If you would like to request a wheelchair for your visit, please call group visits at 212-620-5000 x345 in advance.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk
Large-print exhibition labels
Magnifying glasses
Audio guides
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Verbal Imaging and Touch Tours
RMA offers Verbal Imaging and Touch tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Free with museum admission, these tours are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and arts of the Himalayas. Group and individual tours are available. Please schedule your tour two weeks in advance by calling Group Visits for reservations at 212.620.5000 x345 or email at

American Sign Language Interpreted Tours
Deaf Guide Guthrie Nutter offers American Sign Language interpreted tours of the museum's collection specifically designed for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. These tours afford our visitors a chance to learn about the cultures, history, religions, and sacred art of the Himalayan region. Tours meet in the spiral lobby of the museum and last about one hour. Check the calendar or contact the Manager of Visitor Experience at 212.620.5000 x354 for information about the next scheduled ASL tour.
Our Access Programs Use
Verbal Description Tours
Touch Tours
ASL Tours
Original touchable objects
Touch objects (replicas, facsimiles, props)
Tactile diagrams
Verbal descriptions
Art-making activities
Hands-on classroom activities
Drama and movement
Music and sound
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
Media showcasing programs available for visitors with disabilities
The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) welcomes all visitors. In addition to meeting the standards of physical accessibility outlined below, the museum also offers events and programs to accommodate all audiences on a regular basis. For any additional assistance during your visit, the RMA Guides are available during all open museum hours. Whether it is explaining a piece of art, pointing out a beautiful detail, or directing you to a specific part of the museum, the Guides are always available to help. RMA has a limited number of wheelchairs for use by visitors to the Museum. Please request a wheelchair at the admissions desk or at the coat check, or reserve one by calling the admissions desk at 212.620.5000 x375 on the day of your visit. All public areas at RMA are accessible by elevators that connect all seven public floors, including several ADA-compliant restrooms.