Accessibility

The Birmingham Museum of Art is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for all visitors.

For Visitors Who Use Mobility Equipment

The accessible entrance to the Museum is the parking lot entrance which is located off of Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, directly behind the Museum. Designated accessible parking spaces are available in the parking lot.

Visitors can request manual wheelchairs from security officers at both entrances. There are two elevators that allow access to all areas of the Museum. The parking lot can only be accessed from Elevator A. The Sculpture Garden can be accessed by pressing 1R in Elevator A. Wheelchair companion seating is available in Steiner Auditorium near the Auditorium entrance and close to the stage. All restrooms include accessible stalls.

For Visitors with Low to No Vision

Sensory Empowerment Program tours are offered on the second Saturday of the month at 10am. These tours are led by specially trained volunteer docents who use verbal descriptions and three-dimensional models to help visitors discover artworks through touch. Topics change monthly and are geared towards adults with low to no vision. Space is limited; reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 205.254.2964 or email tours@artsbma.org.

Sensory Empowerment Program tours can also be scheduled for any group at your convenience by going through the Tours page or by emailing tours@artsbma.org at least three weeks in advance.

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Service animals are welcome at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

For Visitors with Sensory Sensitivities

Sensory packets provided by the Autism Society of Alabama are available upon request at both entrances. Packets include ear plugs, sunglasses, and fidgets.

If you have questions, suggestions, or specific requests related to accessibility, please call 205-254-2070 during business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.