General Accessibility

MHDM has been added to the Wheel the World accessible travel website. The featured destinations listed on the website offer wheelchair accessibility, the ability to navigate independently, accessible bathrooms, and no restrictions in place.

Wheelchair and Stroller Accessibility

The museum entrance has both stairs and a wheelchair and stroller friendly ramp. The museum offers exhibit galleries on two floors, both of which are accessible by stairs and an elevator.

Sensory Aids

MHDM is proud to be partnering with Anderson Center for Autism to ensure that the museum is an Autism Supportive Environment (ASE). We aim to assist families that have children with autism by providing extra support. During your visit, Sensory Aids are available for check out at the front desk. Items include: noise-cancelling headphones, sunglasses, sensory stress balls, and visual cue cards to aid in communicating with your child.

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Service Animals: MHDM complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the Museum as defined in the ADA 2010. Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guide Dog
  • Mobility Aid Dog
  • Seizure Alert Dog
  • PTSD Dog
  • Hearing Alert Dog
  • Diabetes Alert Dog
  • Migraine Alert Dog
  • Narcolepsy Alert Dog
  • Seizure Response Dog
  • Psychiatric Service Dog

Emotional Support Animals: MHDM does NOT allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on site. Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, are not considered service animals under the ADA. Types of Emotional Support Animals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Companionship animals
  • Animals to relieve loneliness
  • Animals to help with depression
  • Animals to help with anxiety
  • Animals to help with certain phobias