We are committed to offering inclusive, meaningful experiences for all ages and abilities.

The Kimbell is following recommendations from state and local officials to ensure the safety and well-being of museum visitors and staff. Information on accessibility has been updated to reflect changes made due to social distancing protocols. All on-site programs and tours are suspended until further notice; please check our Calendar for virtual program listings. 

To plan your visit or share feedback on how we can make the Kimbell more accommodating, contact us at 817-332-8451, ext. 239, or email us.

Know Before You Go

 

The Kimbell offers services for those with limited mobility, low vision, and hearing loss.

Parking and Mobility Devices

Most areas of the Kimbell’s campus are accessible to people with limited mobility. We’re happy to answer any questions in order to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Call 817-332-8451 and press 0 to speak with a museum representative during museum hours.

Individuals are welcome to use personal wheelchairs, walkers, mobility scooters, and other aids throughout their visit. Wheelchairs, in limited numbers, are available for temporary use on a first-come, first-served basis; please inquire with an attendant at either building.  

The east entrance to the Kahn Building on Van Cliburn Way has accessible ramps on either side of the doors. 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. Accessible parking spaces are available in all of our garages and lots.

Due to social distancing protocols, use of the Kimbell’s special assistance vehicle for transport between the two buildings has been suspended until further notice. To plan ahead for parking and convenient access, please click here for information on what’s on view in each building.  

In the Museum

Service Animals

We welcome service animals at the Kimbell.

 

Gallery Seating

Due to social distancing protocols, bench seating will be reduced in galleries throughout the museum. Borrow a foldable stool for free at Kahn Building Information, Piano Pavilion Information, or the parcel check in either building.

 

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.

 

Nursing and Infants

We invite mothers to breastfeed their babies wherever they feel comfortable. A nursing room is also available in the Piano Pavilion’s lower-level women’s restroom, located near the entrance to the Pavilion Auditorium.

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 the Kahn Building and Piano Pavilion.

ALDs and Captioning

Please note: All on-site lectures, films, gallery tours, and public programs are suspended until further notice.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

Special exhibition and permanent collection audio tours are available as a free app that may be downloaded to a personal device. FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) and T-coil-compatible neck loops are available in the Kahn and Pavilion auditoriums for use during lectures and films. ALDs are also available for gallery tours and public programs. Ask about borrowing a device for free at Kahn Building Information or Piano Pavilion Information.

 

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning for films screened in the Kahn Building and Piano Pavilion auditoriums is provided whenever possible.

 

CART Captioning

CART real-time captioning for lectures and symposia is available by request with at least three weeks advance notice.

Contact us at 817-332-8451, ext. 239, or email us to request CART captioning.

 

American Sign Language

American Sign Language video remote interpreting is available for virtual programs by request. Please allow for at least three weeks advance notice.

Contact us at 817-332-8451, ext. 239, or email us to request an interpreter.

Other Resources

Braille

Update: Distribution of all printed materials, including Braille versions, has been suspended until further notice.

Braille versions of some printed materials, including brochures, are available at Kahn Building Information and Piano Pavilion Information.

Contact us at 817-332-8451, ext. 239, or email us to request additional materials.

 

Large print

Special exhibition wall text is available in large print in this downloadable PDF [PDF]. Download the free Kimbell Art Museum app to access wall text for the museum’s collection. On the Kimbell app, you can increase or decrease the text size to fit your needs.

iTunes   •    Google Play

Learn more about Kimbell apps.

 

Social Narratives

Families, adults, and school groups are invited to download a Social Narrative to prepare for their Museum visit. Hard copies are also available in the Piano Pavilion Greeter’s Room.

Independent Visit: Teens and Adults

Independent Visit: Adolescent Children

Independent Family Visit: Early Learners

School Tour Visit

Viewpoints

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. Questions?  Email us or call  817-332-8451, ext. 239.

Schedule a virtual session at least four weeks in advance.

Schedule a viewpoint session online.

Kimbell News

The Kimbell is open. Please review our new visitor guidelines and facility updates prior to your visit.  Learn More >