Everyone is welcome at the Museum. We strive to offer features that are accessible to all audiences.

If you have any questions or feedback about accessibility at the Museum, please feel welcome to contact Margie Makowski at mmakowski@allentownartmuseum.org or at 610.432.4333 extension 132.

Visitors who use wheelchairs or strollers

The main entrance of the Museum on Fifth Street is equipped with an entrance ramp and automatic doors.

Accessible parking for Museum visitors is available in the lot next to the Museum on Fifth and Linden Streets. Parking is free on a first-come, first-serve basis. On-street metered parking on Fifth Street and Linden Street is also available as well as several nearby parking decks.

Elevators are located on the first level beyond the SOTA foyer and across from Kress Gallery.

Accessible Restrooms are on the first floor beyond Trexler Hall and through the Museum Lounge and shop. Accessible restrooms are located on the second floor past the ramp in ArtWays to the left. Accessible baby-changing facilities are available in the first and second floor restrooms.

Manual wheelchairs are available at the front desk at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. To request assistance from the parking area to the entrance, please call the front desk at 610-432-4333 ext. 110.

Benches are located throughout the Museum on the first and second floors.

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Large Print Gallery Guides are available at the front desk at no charge. Digital and physical copies are available upon request.

Materials for all events and meetings are available in large print or digital formats upon request.

Visitors who are Deaf or have partial hearing

Visitors interested in American Sign Language Interpretation for public programming, please contact Margie Makowski at mmakowski@allentownartmuseum.org or 610.432.4333 ext. 132 to request at least two to three weeks in advance.

Transcriptions of the Community Voices Audio Tour are available here.

To prepare for your upcoming visit:

You can view what to expect when visiting the Museum by exploring AAM Social Narrative.

A map of our galleries and spaces can be found here: AAM Sensory Saturday Map.

Ten sensory kits are available at the front desk, free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each sensory kit includes fidget tools, textured replicas of select artworks in the galleries, and sensory manipulatives to promote calm and focus during your visit. To request a sensory kit for your visit, ask a staff member at the front welcome desk.

Virtual Visit:

– Visit AAMatHome on our website to view lesson plans, at home activities, family activities and more!

Click here to view a virtual tour of the Museum created by the Open Doors to the Art team from Lehigh University. Scroll down to click on Allentown Art Museum.