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All Washington DC Smithsonian Institutions

Incredibly resourceful Access page that outlines all accessibility needs to every Smithsonian institution in the nations capital. The Smithsonian strives to make all visitors feel welcome. Some accessibility features include: - Accessible facilities and at least one entrance that is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. View our Accessibility Map (PDF) for accessible entrances, parking, and more. - Free manual wheelchair loans available at every museum in Washington, D.C., and the National Zoo on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are welcome to use their own mobility devices. Please note this does not include devices used strictly for recreational purposes. - Open captioning of exhibition videos and audio description incorporated into some exhibitions. T- actile elements included throughout the museums. Tactile and/or verbal description tours can be arranged by contacting a museum; two weeks advance notice is appreciated. For details, visit the museums' websites below. - Sign language interpretation for scheduled tours can be arranged by contacting the museum; two weeks advance notice is appreciated. For details, visit the museums' websites below. - Access services for public programs can be arranged by contacting the museum in advance. For details, visit the museums' websites below. IMAX movies shown during regular museum hours of operation offer assistive listening devices, audio-description and rear-window captioning. For details, view our IMAX Theater and Planetarium Accessibility FAQ. - Aira Access mobile information and verbal description service is available at Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Visitors can download the free Aira app on a smartphone, connect to each museum's free Wi-Fi, and use the app to speak to an Aira agent using minutes provided courtesy of the Smithsonian. ALL MUSEUMS African American History and Culture African Art Museum Air and Space Museum and its Udvar-Hazy Center American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery American History Museum American Indian Museum American Indian Museum's Heye Center (in New York) Anacostia Community Museum Cooper Hewitt (in New York) Freer and Sackler Galleries Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Natural History Museum Portrait Gallery Postal Museum National Zoo ACCESS MAP:

  • When did you visit: 1
  • Review Type: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Cost: $$
  • Length of visit: More than 3 hours
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