Parking and Wheelchair Entrance
The Museum's Kress Entrance, entered via the driveway on the east side of the Museum at 3260 South Street, is wheelchair accessible.
Handicapped parking is available in Lot 7, the parking garage adjacent to the Museum at the corner of South Street and Convention Avenue, with its entrance off Convention Avenue.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use while visiting the Museum. Visitors can ask for wheelchairs at the Kress Entrance.
Wheelchair Accessibility in the Galleries
Public elevators are available to take visitors to most galleries. The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery, Islamic Near East Gallery, and the Amarna Gallery are only accessible by stairs. If you need elevator access to these galleries, ask for assistance at the Daniel G. Kamin Entrance; a Museum staff person can escort you there via a freight elevator.
There is no elevator access to the Harrison Auditorium, open during some events and special programs. Visitors who cannot use stairs may enter from the outside, via an entrance on 33rd Street (it is advisable to call in advance).
Service animals are welcome in the Museum and its galleries. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
The Kress Entrance restrooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible stalls.
The men's restroom outside the Harrison Auditorium and the women's restroom in the Kress Entrance are equipped with baby changers. Men's and women's bathrooms in the Kress Entrance feature sink sizes to accommodate children and adults.
Groups with Special Needs