Accessibility

On-site Accessibility & Parking

All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. Motorized wheelchairs are welcome. Drop-off areas are located on 12th Avenue (Hamilton Building) or 14th Avenue (North Building). There are a few accessible parking spaces on 13th Avenue and some on the second level of the Cultural Center Garage (enter garage from 12th Avenue and follow signs to northwest corner elevators). The main entrances to both buildings are equipped with power assist doors.

Accessible restrooms are available on every level of the Hamilton Building, and on Level 1 of the North Building. A single user/family restroom is available on level one of each building.

There are no public telephones in the building. Ask at the welcome desk for phone assistance.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the welcome center in either building. While quantity is limited, it is almost always sufficient to meet demand. Therefore we don’t accept reservations. Leaving a driver’s license or ID is required.

Sign Language Interpretation

Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any museum tour, program, or event with two weeks’ notice (shorter notice requests accommodated if possible). To make arrangements, email dschulz@denverartmuseum.org.

Large Print & Braille Materials

Large print label booklets and braille label booklets are available for selected special exhibitions. Ask at our welcome desk. Magnifying sheets are available in selected gallery areas to make wall labels easier to read.

Transcript Materials

Transcripts in large print are available for exhibition audio tours. Ask at our welcome desk. Printed transcripts are available nearby for selected educational videos and audio components in the galleries.

Programs & Tours for Visitors with Disabilities

Visit the Access Programs page to learn more about events and programs that the DAM offers to visitors with disabilities.

For more information, download this fact sheet "Access Information for Visitors With Disabilities." (PDF)

Social Story: My Visit to the Denver Art Museum

Social stories are visual and written guides describing various social interactions, situations, behaviors, skills, or concepts. Social stories can be helpful for families with children with autism, first-time visitors, and others who prefer to prepare for new environments and situations.

View the slideshow below or download a PDF version of My Visit to the Denver Art Museum social story.

Social Story - My Visit to the Denver Art Museum

My visit to the Denver Art Museum.

Social Story - Soon I will visit the Denver Art Museum.

Soon I will visit the Denver Art Museum.

Social Story - The museum is made up of two buildings, the Hamilton Building and the North Building.

The museum is made up of two buildings, the Hamilton Building and the North Building.

Social Story - I can enter the museum through the main doors of either building.

I can enter the museum through the main doors of either building.

Social Story - After I enter the museum I may have to wait in line. I will wait patiently for my turn.

After I enter the museum I may have to wait in line. I will wait patiently for my turn.

Social Story - When it is my turn, my adult will give me a sticker. I will wear this sticker for my entire visit to the museum.

When it is my turn, my adult will give me a sticker. I will wear this sticker for my entire visit to the museum.

Social Story - The museum is a big place. It is important to stay together during our visit.

The museum is a big place. It is important to stay together during our visit.

Social Story - Together we will decide what we want to do during our visit. We can use the Fun Things brochure to plan our visit. I can pick one up at the welcome desk.

Together we will decide what we want to do during our visit. We can use the Fun Things brochure to plan our visit. I can pick one up at the welcome desk.

Social Story - In the museum I will see painting and sculptures from around the world.

In the museum I will see painting and sculptures from around the world.

Social Story - I want to keep the art safe. I will make sure to stand three steps away when looking at art.

I want to keep the art safe. I will make sure to stand three steps away when looking at art.

Social Story - I will not touch the painting or sculptures. Touching can hurt an artwork.

I will not touch the painting or sculptures. Touching can hurt an artwork.

Social Story - On my visit, I will see museum staff, they wear black jackets with a green lanyard. Museum staff help protect the art. I can find museum staff if I have questions or need help.

On my visit, I will see museum staff, they wear black jackets with a green lanyard. Museum staff help protect the art. I can find museum staff if I have questions or need help.

Social Story - If I get too close to a work of art, museum staff might tell me to stop. I want to help protect the art, so I will follow their directions.

If I get too close to a work of art, museum staff might tell me to stop. I want to help protect the art, so I will follow their directions.

Social Story - I can play and make my own art in the Just For Fun Center in the Duncan Pavilion.

I can play and make my own art in the Just For Fun Center in the Duncan Pavilion.

Social Story - I can explore hands-on activities on every level of the museum.

I can explore hands-on activities on every level of the museum.

Social Story - This is Seymour. Wherever I see Seymour in the museum, a kid-friendly activity is nearby! I can find something fun to do wherever I go!

This is Seymour. Wherever I see Seymour in the museum, a kid-friendly activity is nearby! I can find something fun to do wherever I go!

Social Story - I can use the elevator to go from one level to another in the museum. Some elevators have a voice recording that tells me when it goes up or down.

I can use the elevator to go from one level to another in the museum. Some elevators have a voice recording that tells me when it goes up or down.

Social Story - I will use my walking feet when in the museum.

I will use my walking feet when in the museum.

Social Story - In the museum I may hear music. Some galleries have sounds and music. I can leave an area if it is too loud.

In the museum I may hear music. Some galleries have sounds and music. I can leave an area if it is too loud.

Social Story - I do not want to distract other friends and visitors, so I will use my inside talking voice while in the museum.

I do not want to distract other friends and visitors, so I will use my inside talking voice while in the museum.

Social Story - I will tell my family if I need to take a bathroom break during my visit. Bathrooms are located on each level of the museum.

I will tell my family if I need to take a bathroom break during my visit. Bathrooms are located on each level of the museum.

Social Story - I can take a break if I feel overwhelmed or tired. There are seats on each level of the museum for me to sit and relax.

I can take a break if I feel overwhelmed or tired. There are seats on each level of the museum for me to sit and relax.

Social Story - I may not be able to see everything on this visit, and that is OK. My family and I can visit the museum again soon!

I may not be able to see everything on this visit, and that is OK. My family and I can visit the museum again soon!