Miami Children’s Museum is committed to supporting the full access and participation of all guests. To request accommodations not covered below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-373-5437 ext.130 with your request a minimum of one week in advance of your visit. For interpretive services, please give at least two weeks.
Caregiver/Therapist Entry: In an effort to further reduce financial barriers and increase accessibility for families with children with disabilities, Miami Children's Museum will admit one caregiver or therapist at no cost upon entry with the family. Please email scoleman@miamichildrensmuseum with the name and company of your therapist or caregiver before your visit
Parking: Miami Children’s Museum parking lot is owned by the CIty of Miami. It has 8 accessible parking spots for guests with disabilities. Free parking is granted to the driver of a vehicle with a current and visible disability placard or license plate in accordance with local ordinance. You are not required to visit or pay the parking meter.
Physical Accessibility: The entirety of the Museum is ADA compliant and wheelchair/mobility aid accessible. This includes water fountains, restrooms and exhibits. Our exhibits are ramp accessible.
Wheelchairs: We have two adult sized wheelchairs available for use. Though there is seating throughout the Museum, we also have two lightweight foldable stools that guests can carry should they need to sit more often. These accommodations are first come, first served, and require an ID or acceptable equivalent.
Service Animals: Service animals are always welcome to the Museum. We do not allow emotional support animals or pets at this time.
Elevators: Our elevators serve both floors of the Museum. If our main elevator is being serviced, please ask us about our second elevator.
Braille/Large Print: Exhibit descriptions and maps available upon request. Signage throughout the facility contains Braille and large print, following the American Association of Museums guidelines for maximum visibility for visitors who are visually impaired.
Sighted Guides: Our staff has been trained by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind to give sighted guide tours when requested.
Sound Map: Click HERE to access our sound map, a detailed sound level map of the Museum to accommodate visitors with diverse sensory needs.
Interpretive Services: Please contact Sarah Coleman at email@example.com or 305-373-5437 Ext 130 two weeks prior to your visit to arrange for sign language interpretation.
Closed Captioning: Closed captioning is available on all of our virtual programming as well as any videos that accompany our exhibits.
Sensory Bags: We offer a nondescript drawstring backpack with sensory comforting items that guests may take with them as they explore the Museum. Bags include headphones, fidgets and other tactile items that may help guests regulate their sensory processing during their visit. This accommodation requires an ID or acceptable equivalent.
Multi-Sensory/Snoezelen Room: Each exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum is a multi-sensory experience, but what makes the Snoezelen Room special is that it is an adaptable environment that can be changed to meet the individual sensory needs of the child. Learn more HERE.
Social Story: This is a short narrative designed to prepare children with disabilities for their trip to the Museum! Click HERE to access our social story.
Therapeutic Play Guide: We offer a supportive guide for families and therapists working on their child’s therapeutic goals during a Museum visit. Click HERE to access our therapeutic play guide.
Accessible Programming: We accept requests for accommodations for all of our programming. Please click HERE to learn more about our monthly Sensory Friendly Saturday programming.
We are happy to announce that our new and improved website is now in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board.
We invite you to explore the new functions of the website using the accessibility icon on the bottom right of the screen!