We’re committed to ensuring that the MSV facilities are accessible to all visitors

The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Several wheelchairs are available for use free of charge during your MSV visit. Simply ask the Visitor Services in the Museum Lobby. For visits when the gardens are open (April–December), please be aware that there are two ponds and several water features in the gardens without railings or barriers.

Social Narratives

The MSV social narrative is a resource for persons on the autism spectrum who may benefit from descriptions and pictures that show what a typical visit to the MSV is like. If you, your child, or someone else in your group would benefit from this resource, you can download our Social Narrative as a PDF below:

Social Narrative for visits January through March
Social Narrative for visits April through December

Families concerned about visiting when the museum is crowded are encouraged to visit on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Visitors are welcome to call ahead and speak to Guest Services about attendance on your chosen day.

Sensory Kits

Sensory Kits contain a variety of sensory aids, fidget tools, and noise cancelling headphones, as well as copies of the social narrative. They are available at the Guest Services desk in the lobby or at the Gatehouse. Sensory Kits can be borrowed for use during your visit and then returned as you leave.