ACCESSIBILITY

El Museo invites community members, organizations, and school groups to share their stories and create connections to Latin American, Caribbean and Latino art in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

  Wheelchair accessible 

El Museo’s main entrance is on 5th Avenue between 104th  and 105th Street. The main entrance, our galleries, our café, and the store are all fully wheelchair accessible. An accessible ramp is located on the right-side of the stairs on 5th Avenue. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near the café.

To get to the third floor talleres and black box theater, take the elevators located in the hallway to the right of the admissions desk.

Manual wheelchairs and stools are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the admissions desk, free of charge.

Braille 

Information on El Museo’s current exhibitions is available in Braille at the admissions desk.

 Large Print Text

Large print versions of exhibition wall labels are available at the admissions desk

 Service animals

Service animals are welcomed by El Museo.

 Assistive Listening Systems 

El Teatro is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system. Please request a receiver from a member of the museum staff.

For any questions or requests regarding accessibility, please send an email to Rosario Catalyud-Serna at rserna@elmuseo.org.

El arte tiene el poder de inspirar y transformar. Con esto en mente, Arts & Minds une a adultos con deficiencia de memoria y sus cuidadores en nuevas experiencias artísticas. A través de charlas en las galerías y actividades artísticas, Arts & Minds abre una ventana hacia la creatividad y el bienestar.

Para más información sobre Arts & Minds, contacte a Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Directora Executiva, al teléfono 646-455-3774 o por correo electrónico a chalpinhealy@artsandminds.org. Para español, contacte a Nellie Escalante, Assistente de Programación de Arts & Minds al 646-755-3726

To book a private visit for your organization, please contact Group Visits at groupvisits@elmuseo.org with at least 4-weeks notice.

El Museo invites all students to explore East Harlem’s cultural celebrations through bilingual programming and hands-on activities that engage all of our senses. Together, students and educators will experience Latino history and culture through music, dance, art-making, and much more. 

Celebra Carnaval with your senses (year-round)
Carnaval is brought to life through multi-sensory storytelling! By combining sight, sound, smell, and touch with a short narrative, students experience this annual festival in a hands-on way.
This story can be complemented with an optional mask-making workshop.

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Celebra Three Kings with your senses (December-January)
Come dance, parade, and experience the East Harlem celebration of Three Kings Day! Through hands-on exploration of El Museo’s Three Kings, students will learn about the various traditions, and what it means to give during the holidays.
This workshop can be complemented with an optional hands-on workshop.

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Before your visit:
Prepare for your visit with our Social Stories and see what your visit will look like at El Museo.

Explore the social story for Three Kings Day in English and Spanish
Explore the social story for Carnaval in English and Spanish

To reserve your visit, please complete the form here at least 4-weeks before your tour. We ask that groups are kept to 10 students. Please include any notes in the reservation request form and an El Museo representative will get back to you to discuss the program.

Please reach out to Group Visits with any questions or requests at groupvisits@elmuseo.org

El Museo is proud to partner with New York institutions that serve individuals with different abilities. If you are interested in forming a partnership with El Museo, please email Group Visits at groupvists@elmuseo.org.

Gaining Work Experience with the NYC Autism Charter School
In a continued partnership with the NYC Autism Charter School, high-school students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as a part of El Museo’s staff. This year, the students are collaborating closely with the museum’s Education and Development departments on administrative and art-based projects. Through these activities, students learn and practice critical work and social skills, while developing their own artistic practice.

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Facility
For the past four years El Museo has partnered with recreational therapists at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Canter to offer bimonthly programming where participants experience works of art through visual and non-visual means including smell, touch objects, music, and hands-on activities. In art-making workshops, participants engage with different materials to further explore and connect to the art in the galleries. In this residency, art-making is also a medium for forging meaningful connections with each other.

First Connections
First Connections is a 3-part bilingual program designed to create connections with Latino culture for students on the autism spectrum. Along with an artist educator, students will use all their senses to explore Three Kings Day and Carnaval and become an essential part of the East Harlem celebrations.