A mother and daughter use an exhibit viewer designed for guests of different heights

The Academy is committed to accessibility and inclusion. We strive to make our building, exhibits, programs, and services are accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or developmental ability.

Please review the following accessibility resources and policies and let us know if there's anything else we can do to ensure your Academy visit is a success.

Accessibility information is listed below in alphabetical order. Click the + to expand each category. (View an expanded, large-print PDF.)


New Resources

New Sensory Kit backpacks available at the Academy for guests with sensory sensitivities

Sensory Kits

Check out a sensory kit if someone in your party needs extra sensory support during their visit. Includes adjustable earmuffs and a variety of fidget-friendly toys. Available at coat check on a first-come, first-served basis.

Colorful icons categorize areas of the Academy by sensory strength

Sensory Guide

We updated our visitor map to include a Sensory Guide, which rates each area of the museum on the strength of four kinds of stimuli: noise, visual, touch, and smell.