Accessibility

Accessibility

The Nasher Sculpture Center strives to be a sensory-friendly environment where all visitors can learn and experience modern and contemporary sculpture.

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Accessibility at the Nasher

Here are some of the ways in which we hope to accommodate any special needs you might have during your visit at the Nasher:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Portable Chairs
  • Large Print Binder
  • Braille Resources
  • Assistive Listening Devices 
  • Quiet Room
  • Social Story
  • Touch Board
  • Sensory Kit and Binder
  • Family Activity Kits

If you are planning a visit and would like to reserve any of our assistive equipment in advance or if you have other questions, please reach out to our Visitor Experiences staff at 214.242.5100 or our Manager of Visitor Experiences via email at [email protected].

If special seating is needed for an upcoming event, a Nasher staff member at the event will gladly accommodate your request.

Service animals are welcome at the Nasher.

Learn more about Accessibility Programs at the Nasher.

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For Visitors with Vision or Hearing Impairments

The Nasher offers several tools that we hope will enhance your visit.

Verbal Descriptions of Artworks

Audio recordings describing the appearance of selected artworks are available on the Nasher App.

Touch Board and Binder

The touch board and binder are resources that anyone can request at the Nasher. This board is a collection of the specific materials that were used to construct the Nasher, from the Italian travertine walls to the South African granite pavement.

Large Print and Braille Binders 

The Nasher offers binders in large print and braille featuring general information about the museum and its history and label text for the collection and exhibitions on view.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for tour groups of 15 members or fewer, or for guests who would benefit from audio amplification of lecture programs.

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For Visitors with Autism

We are working to better accommodate visitors on the Autism spectrum at the Nasher. Here are a few resources we currently have available:

Social Story: A Visit to Nasher Sculpture Center

This social story was created to help guide and set up expectations for museum visitors. If you would like to print it out to read at home prior to your visit, you may do so via the link below.

Social Story - Version for Readers (PDF)

Social Story Version for Non-Readers (PDF)

Sensory Kits

These kits are available at the Admissions Desk and may be picked up upon arrival. Sensory kits include a map of the Nasher Sculpture Center, a calming fabric object, a sequence chart, red/green light signs to show what may and may not be touched, and paper and pencils to draw with.

Quiet Room

The Nasher offers a private space for visitors who may need to attend to personal needs. The quiet room may be requested at any point during your museum visit and offers resources such as weighted blankets, fidgets, low lights, and soothing music. To gain access to this room ask any staff member or security guard.

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For Visitors with Limited Mobility

The Nasher Sculpture Center offers a curbless ADA compliant main entrance with buttons located on the left side of the entryway to open the front doors when you arrive.

The entire museum is wheelchair accessible.

Service animals are welcome at the Nasher.

Wheelchairs, seating in the galleries, and portable chairs are available for use upon request at the Admissions Desk. Our garden is also designed to be accessible for visitors with limited mobility. Ramps are available on both sides of the sculpture garden so that guests may see every work on display.

Contact

The museum welcomes any suggestions on ways we could improve our space and programs when it comes to the needs of our visitors with disabilities. Please call 214.242.5100 or email Heather Joy Puskarich, Manager of Visitor Experiences at [email protected].


Accessibility resources and initiatives are made possible, in part, by The Rosewood Foundation, the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, and through the generous support provided by donations made in memory of Michael Jensen. 

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.242.5100
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