Free Entrance & Wheelchair Rental
Smithsonian Institution (Other museums are listed here separately)
The Smithsonian Museums are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Some of the features include: •Accessible facilities and at least one entrance that is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. •Free manual wheelchair loans available at every museum in Washington, D.C., and the National Zoo on a first-come, first-served basis •Open captioning of exhibition videos. •Audio description incorporated into some exhibitions •Tactile elements included throughout the museums. Tactile and/or verbal description tours can be arranged by contacting a museum with two-weeks advance notice •Sign language interpretation is available for scheduled tours by contacting the museum with two weeks advanced notice •Access services can be arranged for public programs by contacting the museum in advance •IMAX movies shown during regular museum hours of operation offer assistive listening devices, audio-description and rear-window captioning. •Publications and brochures are available in alternate formats at the Information Desks in Braille and CD or at the Accessibility Program.