The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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Accessibility Programs

The Aldrich is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible environment for all. For help navigating the Museum or any questions you may have please reach out to us here or ask any staff member upon visiting.


We The Aldrich is pleased to offer several opportunities to visit at no cost.

Admission is free the third Saturday of each month. Visit the Events page for more information on upcoming Third Saturdays. Aldrich Members always receive year-round free admission to the Museum and our reciprocal partners. Visit the Membership page for more information on our levels and to join.

We participate in:

  • Museums for All, offering free admission for up to four visitors with a to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) membership or, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

  • Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Parking spaces adjacent to the museum in the parking lot are free for use to all visitors.


Wheelchairs are available and disinfected before use; please ask the Front Desk for options.

Service animals are welcome to visit the Museum.

There are accessible gender inclusive restrooms on the first floor of the Museum.

For visitors who are blind or have low vision: the Museum is equipped with braille directional signage.

For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing: The Museum works to ensure that all multimedia exhibitions are captioned, if possible. Please ask about captioned works upon arrival.

For visitors with Autism: the Museum is often less crowded during open hours on weekdays and mornings and late afternoons on weekends. Please call ahead to find out about your visit date. The galleries are kept between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. If you need quiet space during your visit, please ask a Museum staff member to help you locate a suitable place. You may also step outside into the Sculpture Garden through the doors located in the Museum’s lobby on the first floor.

Download our Social Narrative here.

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags are available at the Front Desk on a first come basis. Our bags and items are cleaned after each use.

Items you can place in the bag include:

  • Noise canceling headphones

  • Fidget toys

  • Social Narrative

  • Shades

  • and more

A photo ID is required to check a bag out for the duration of your visit. Please return the bag to the Front Desk staff and your ID will be returned.

If you have ideas on what other items to include, please let us know! If you would like to reserve a sensory bag in advance or if you have questions, please contact Karen Gallego at

Navigating the Museum

The Aldrich is fully accessible to visitors who use mobility assistive devices.

There is a ramp from the parking lot onto the walkway.

There are no steps from the parking lot to the front doors of the Museum.

Elevators are available to access both floors.

Gender inclusive restrooms are located on the first floor and are ADA compliant.

Questions? Contact Namulen Bayarsaihan, Director of Education, at