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A participant and leader of a Touch Tour wear gloves to explore a large white marble sculpture 'The Roar' by Isamu Noguchi
Touch Tour at The Noguchi Museum. Photo: Katherine Abbott. ©INFGM / ARS

Accessibility at The Noguchi Museum

  • The Noguchi Museum is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair may be reserved in advance for visitor use, and is available free of charge at the Museum entry desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Service animals are welcome in the Museum.
  • Single-user/family/all gender restrooms are available on the first floor.
  • FM assistive listening devices are available for all groups and Gallery Talks.
  • Sign language interpretation for all programs is available with four weeks’ advance notice.
Tours for Visitors with developmental or learning disabilities

Guided tours and art workshops for adult visitors with developmental and learning disabilities are carefully designed to make the Museum accessible to all individuals. Planned in conjunction with the visiting group’s coordinator, these programs are designed to meet the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of participants. Trained educators create experiences with art in the galleries using visual, verbal, and tactile interactions. Art workshops in the studio focus on material exploration and build upon themes from the tour.  

To learn more about booking a free tour for visitors with developmental or learning disabilities, email education@noguchi.org or call 718.204.7088 ext 203.

Tours for Visitors with dementia

Guided tours and art workshops for visitors with dementia are tailored to include family members and care partners, creating a positive social experience for the entire group. Planned in conjunction with the visiting group’s coordinator, trained educators provide a comfortable and supported approach towards experiences with art using adaptable communication strategies. The calm environment in the galleries and studio create a welcoming atmosphere for facilitated dialogue around art.

To learn more about booking a free tour for visitors with dementia, email education@noguchi.org or call 718.204.7088 ext 203.

 

Tours for Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Touch Tours of select works from the permanent collection are available for individuals and groups of all ages by appointment. These tours include explorations of original works of art using gloves, sensory experiences, and tactile diagrams. Trained educators include detailed verbal descriptions and contextual information during tours. Please note at least three weeks’ advance notice is required to schedule a tour.

To learn more about booking a free tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, email education@noguchi.org or call 718.204.7088 ext 203.

K-12 Tours for Students with developmental or learning disabilities

Guided tours and workshops are specifically designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities within self-contained or integrated class structures. Planned with the lead classroom teacher, programs are catered to individual students’ needs and abilities, and build upon classroom curriculum. Educators differentiate instruction in the galleries with multimodal communication and by creating experiences with art using tools such as touch objects, movement activities, drawing, and more. In the studio, educators create a flexible and supportive environment for exploring art materials.   

Visit School Programs to learn more and schedule a tour for your class.

K-12 Tours for Students on the autism spectrum

Guided tours and workshops for students on the autism spectrum are designed to cater to individuals and their specific needs, created in coordination with the lead visiting teacher. Educators aim to build upon students’ communication and social skills through conversation and sensory-friendly experiences with art in the galleries. Educators use techniques such as visual teaching tools, social stories, and touch objects to interact with students in the galleries. In the studio, students engage in a developmentally appropriate art-making workshop.

Visit School Programs to learn more and schedule a tour for your class.

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