Accessibility

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ACCESSIBILITY POLICY

The Kimbell welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities to interact in the galleries, participate in programs, and enjoy all the Museum has to offer. We provide a variety of resources and programs to make your experience more accessible. If you have any needs that are not addressed in the listings below, or feedback that will lead to a more inclusive Museum, please contact us at 817-332-8451 or via e-mail at education@kimbellmuseum.org.

 

PARKING AND ARRIVAL 

Most areas of the Kimbell Art Museum's campus are accessible to wheelchairs and people with limited mobility, but it's a good idea to call ahead with any questions so that we can help make your visit as comfortable as possible. Call 817-332-8451, and press "0" for assistance.

The east entrance to the Kahn Building, off Van Cliburn Way, has accessible ramps on either side of the doors. Reserved accessible parking spaces are available in Kahn Building Parking and Kimbell East Parking. Please note that the Kahn Building’s west entrance is not wheelchair accessible.

The entrance to the Piano Pavilion is accessible through the Kimbell Underground Garage and from the group drop-off on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Reserved accessible parking spaces are available in the Kimbell Underground Garage.

Visit the Visitor Services Desks in either building to request the Special Assistance Vehicle (SAV), available for visitors with limited mobility who would like assistance in traveling from one building to the other.

Accessibility map with accessible route between buildings


WHEELCHAIRS

A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parcel Checks of both buildings of the Museum. The Kimbell also welcomes personal wheelchairs, walkers, mobility scooters, and other mobility aids in all areas open to public pedestrian use.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome in the Museum.

GALLERY SEATING

Benches are provided in most galleries of the Museum. Foldable stools are available upon request at the Visitor Services Desks and Parcel Checks in both buildings.

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located on the lower level of the Kahn Building and on both the upper and lower levels of the Piano Pavilion. Family restrooms are located on the upper level of the Piano Pavilion. All restrooms contain wheelchair-accessible stalls.

ASSISTIVE-LISTENING DEVICES

FM Assistive Listening Devices and t-coil compatible neck loops are available in the Museum auditorium during lectures and films. FM Assistive Listening Devices are also available for gallery tours and public programming upon request.

AUDIO TOURS

Acoustiguide audio tour wands are t-coil compatible with neck loops available at the Visitor Services Desks in both buildings.

CLOSED CAPTIONING

In most instances, closed captioning for auditorium films is available upon request. All new films, both at the Museum and online, will include closed captioning.

CART CAPTIONING

CART captioning for public lectures and special exhibition symposia is available by request with at least three weeks advance notice. For a schedule of upcoming public lectures, please click here.

 To place a request, e-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org or call 817-332-8451, ext. 713.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL interpretation for tours is available by request with at least three weeks advance notice.

To place a request, e-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org or call 817-332-8451, ext. 713.

BRAILLE

Braille booklets of selected printed materials, including brochures, are available at the Visitor Services Desks in each building. Please contact us if you are interested in additional materials. Call 817-332-8451, ext. 713, or e-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org.

 

LARGE-PRINT LABEL BOOKLETS

Special exhibition labels are available in large print. Booklets may be picked up near the exhibition's entrance or at the Visitor Services Desk.

The free Kimbell app provides permanent collection wall labels with font that can scale up or down in size. It is available on iPads at the Visitor Services Desks in each building or for download on your personal device from your app store.

MOTHERS' NURSING ROOM

A nursing room, for those who prefer a private setting, is available in the Piano Pavilion’s lower-level women’s restroom, near the Pavilion Auditorium entrance.

The Museum gladly complies with Texas State Law Sec 165.002, which states: “A mother is entitled to breastfeed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.”

INFANT CHANGING TABLES

Changing tables are available in the Piano Pavilion’s upper-level family restrooms as well as in the men’s and women’s restrooms on the lower level of both buildings.

VIEWPOINTS PROGRAMS

Interactive, flexible, and sensory-rich, this free program is ideal for adults with complex needs such as Alzheimer’s and/or dementia; intellectual or developmental disabilities; and persistent behavioral health disorders. For more information, visit the Learn page.

Schedule a session at least four weeks in advance by calling 817-332-8451, ext. 713, or by e-mailing education@kimbellmuseum.org.

 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Kimbell offers a variety of education programs, including talks, tours, and studio programs. To speak with an educator about making accessibility accommodations for any scheduled program, please call 817-332-8451, ext. 713, or e-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org.