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The MIT Museum strives to create visitor experiences that are inclusive of all visitors across physical or cognitive ability, language, culture, or educational background, and that provide multiple access points and opportunities for all visitors to engage in meaningful ways.

We hope that you find the information below helpful in planning your visit, but if you have any questions with regard to accessibility, or if you would like to comment on how we are doing, please contact us.

Getting here, including public transportation and parking

Physical access

  • The intersection of Deacon Street, Carleton Street and the Open Space is the best drop-off location for mobility-impaired visitors. To reach this area, please turn from Main street onto Dock Street and then turn left on Deacon Street. The Museum will be on your left.
  • All ramps, elevators, hallway and doorways are accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility aids, including strollers.
  • Wayfinding signage throughout, with room labels in braille


  • Restrooms available on each floor with gender neutral options on floors 2&3
  • Changing tables in restrooms (Men and Women) on each floor
  • Wayfinding Maps available when requested at the Admissions desk

Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as animals trained to do work or perform specific tasks for a guest with a disability, are welcome at the museum.

For the safety of museum visitors and staff, other animals including those for emotional support, are not allowed.

Other Resources

Assistive Listening Systems. The museum has a limited number of assistive listening devices (including headphone receivers and Telecoil neck loops) available for programs taking place on the first floor and The Exchange. Please see the front desk to obtain a device.

Wheelchairs. The museum has a limited number of wheelchairs available to guests as needed, provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Captioning/ASL Services. Captioning or ASL interpreters can be requested with at least two weeks' notice based on availability. Please email to request these services.

Social Narrative. This social narrative provides a visual and descriptive walk-through of the museum, for visitors who would feel more comfortable having knowledge of the museum layout prior to visiting.

Sensory Map. For visitors who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience, we have designed a sensory map to help guide you.

More information on accessibility at MIT can be found here.