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Mobility Devices

Wheelchairs are allowed in all areas of the museum. These devices include manual or electric single seat chairs, electric mobility seated scooters and knee scooters, and other manually operated mobility devices including walkers, crutches, canes, braces, and other similar devices.

No other type of manually operated or power-driven mobility devices including but not limited to tricycles, carts, hoverboards, and Segways are permitted at the museum. The safety of our visitors as well as the artwork in our collection is very important; given the type, size, weight, dimensions, and speed of other manually operated and power-driven mobility devices; the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the museum; and the substantial risk of harm to artwork, other visitors, and the operator of such a device, these devices are not permitted. If your mobility device is not permitted, the museum will provide a manually operated wheelchair free of charge (available in limited numbers on a first-come, first-served basis, as provided below), and will store electric/battery operated devices in a nonpublic area during your visit. The museum will not store devices with liquid fuel of any kind.

Manually operated wheelchairs are available free of charge at coat check areas on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance reservations are not available.

To learn more about programs and accommodations for visitors with disabilities, call Museum Education at (312) 857-7641 for assistance