Accessibility at SFMOMA

SFMOMA is here for everyone. Read on for more information about our accessibility options.

Entering the Museum

All museum entrances and floors are accessible to visitors using wheeled devices or who have mobility difficulties. Our Accessible Drop-off Entrance allows passengers to be dropped off in close proximity to the entrance at Third Street. Entrances at both Howard and Third Streets have electric push-button doors for easy entry.

Support Persons

Admission is free for one person accompanying a visitor with accessibility needs.

Service Animals

Service animals on a leash and under their owner’s control are welcome.

During Your Visit

Lightweight, portable gallery stools and manual wheelchairs may be checked out free-of-charge. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in exchange for an ID card at the Coat Check on Floor 1.

The use of personal mobility devices and motorized vehicles (including Segways) is permitted, on the lowest speed setting.

Elevators on Floor 1 (off of Third Street and Howard Street) are available to take visitors up to the Ticketing Desk and galleries on Floor 2. A second elevator, located in the Helen and Charles Schwab Hall on Floor 2, stops at all gallery levels (Floors 2–7).

Visitors who are Blind or Partially-Sighted

Braille and large-print versions of our visitor guide map are available at the Information Desk.

Free audio content can be accessed by downloading the SFMOMA app to your iOS or Android device. Audio descriptions of selected artworks are available within the app. A selection of audio stops have been translated in five additional languages: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Audio descriptions of selected artworks in our Painting and Sculpture galleries on Floor 2 are accessible at interpretive stations located at the entrance of the galleries, adjacent to the Ticketing Desk. Just plug in your headphones at the lower left corner of each station, press the start button, and listen. Headsets are available for rental upon request.

Visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Assisted Listening Devices for museum programs in the Phyllis Wattis Theater and the Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box are available free-of-charge. To request a device, please check in with a visitor experience assistant at the beginning of the program.

ASL interpreters are available upon request for Public Guide Tours. Please contact us at visit@sfmoma.org at a minimum of two weeks in advance to book an interpreter.

Visitors on the Autism Spectrum

Prepare for your museum experience at SFMOMA with our social narrative. This guide contains photographs and descriptions of what to expect during your visit.

Check out our Sensory Guide, a helpful resource we’ve created for finding quiet, less crowded spaces at SFMOMA.

Just for Families

Strollers may be checked out free-of-charge and on a first-come, first-served basis in exchange for an ID card at the Coat Check on Floor 1.

You’ll find family restrooms on Floors 2 and 4. Changing tables are available in the restrooms on each floor.

We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces. While SFMOMA does not provide any dedicated spaces for feeding, we suggest the Roman steps of the Roberts Family Gallery on Floor 1, the Agnes Martin Gallery at the end of the hall on Floor 4, and the Jean and James Douglas Family Sculpture Garden adjacent to Cafe 5 on Floor 5.

Access Group Ticketing

SFMOMA offers complimentary or discounted admission for nonprofit or social services agencies that serve populations who face entry barriers to museum experiences due to differing abilities and health. For more information contact visit@sfmoma.org.

Give Us Your Feedback

We want to hear from you! Please email visit@sfmoma.org with your comments, suggestions, and questions.

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