Accessing The Museum
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 305-373-5437 ext. 130 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your request a minimum of one week in advance of your visit. For interpretive services please give at least two weeks.
Miami Children’s Museum has 8 accessible parking spots for guests with disabilities.
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.
We have two adult size wheelchairs available for guests 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 are always welcome at the Museum. We do not allow emotional support animals or pets at this time.
Our elevators serve both floors of the Museum. If our main elevator is being serviced please ask us about our second elevator.
Braille and 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.
Our staff has been trained by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind to give sighted guide tours should our guests need a guide.
A detailed sound level map of the Museum to accommodate visitors with diverse sensory needs. Click HERE to access our sound map.
Please contact us two weeks prior to your visit to arrange for sign language interpretation.
Closed captioning is available on all of our virtual programming as well as any videos that accompany our exhibits.
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 a child. Learn more HERE.
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
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.
We accept requests for accommodations for all of our programming. To learn more about our monthly Sensory Friendly Saturday programming please click HERE.
We now offer sensory bags, nondescript drawstring backpacks, 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.
Miami Children’s Museum is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its website, miamichildrensmuseum.org. Miami Children’s Museum strives to ensure that its website services are accessible to persons with disabilities. To accomplish this, Miami Children’s Museum has engaged its website provider to assess and implement, over time, the relevant portions of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (“WCAG 2.0 AA”) as its web accessibility standard, which will also bring the website into further conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board. Our Website will be tested on a periodic basis to improve the website’s accessibility, as appropriate.
Please be aware that efforts to improve our website’s accessibility and usability are ongoing. We anticipate the process may take several months. While we strive to make the website as accessible as possible, our pages may not always pass online testing or validation tools. There may be times when certain accessibility features will become inoperable or unavailable. We ask our users to be patient and understanding during this process.