Visitors with Disabilities

All visitors are welcome to experience and enjoy the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and programs. To learn more about our free Access Programs for visitors who are blind or have low vision, who are deaf, who have memory loss, or who have learning or developmental disabilities, please see below. For more information on our Access Services for gallery talks, lectures, and other public programs, including assistive listening devices and hearing loops for individuals with hearing loss, please visit the Accessibility section of our website.

The Jewish Museum is wheelchair accessible, and service animals are welcome.

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Visitors Who Are Deaf

ASL Programs

American Sign Language (ASL) programs are offered for visitors in the ASL community. A sign language interpreter is also available for most Public Programs upon request at least four weeks in advance.

For more information, or to register for a tour, please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. Relay calls are welcome. All Access tours are free of charge.

All Access Programs at the Jewish Museum are generously supported by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Verbal Description Tours

Multisensory experiences and verbal descriptions bring the Museum’s exhibitions to life for people who are blind or have low vision. Tours may include raised drawings, touch objects, or other multisensory tools.

For more information, or to register for a tour, please call 212.423.3289 or email access@thejm.org. Advance reservations required. All Access tours are free of charge.

All Access Programs at the Jewish Museum are generously supported by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Visitors with Memory Loss

JM Journeys

Visitors with memory loss and their care partners are invited to make personal connections with original works of art through discussions, art making, and multi-sensory activities facilitated by educators in the galleries and art studio.

For more information, or to register for a tour, please call 212.423.3289 or email access@thejm.org​. All Access tours are free of charge.

All Access Programs at the Jewish Museum are generously supported by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

JM Journeys is made possible by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc. and The Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation.

Visitors with Learning or Developmental Disabilities

Access Family Workshops

Examine art, then create a work of your own in these programs for children and adults who have developmental or learning disabilities. Workshops include gallery activities and an art project.

For more information or to register for a workshop, please call 212.423.3289 or email access@thejm.org​.

All Access Programs at the Jewish Museum are generously supported by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Access Family Workshops are made possible by the Ellen & Ronald Block Family Foundation.