The Spencer Museum of Art welcomes all visitors and makes every effort to accommodate visitors with different needs and abilities. To request an accommodation, please contact the Public Programs and Visitor Experience Manager.
Drop-off Area and Parking
There is a drop off area at the front entrance of the Museum off Mississippi Street. This is a five-minute load/unload zone and vehicles may not be left unattended. Accessible parking is available across the street from the Museum in the Mississippi Street Garage next to the Kansas Union at an hourly rate. Limited mobility parking is available in front of the Museum; visit the Welcome Desk for a temporary KU permit. Visit the KU Parking page for more information on accessible visitor parking options.
Wheelchairs and Seating
The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and visitors who need to avoid using stairs. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow at the Welcome Desk. Seating for wheelchairs at programs and events may be reserved in advance. Chairs and stools are available for use in the galleries.
Assistive Listening Devices
The Museum’s Central Court offers audio induction loop technology for programs in the Central Court. Visitors using T-coil or telecoil hearing aids or cochlear implants can access this system. Visitors with other hearing devices may request a headset at the Welcome Desk to access the system.
Art Beyond Sight Tours
The Museum offers gallery tours for visitors with low or no vision. These tours include audio description by a trained guide supplemented by tactile and other sensory materials. To schedule an Art Beyond Sight tour, please contact Rachel Straughn-Navarro at email@example.com or 785.864.6137 at least two weeks in advance.
Certified service animals are welcome in the Museum, but must remain on leash.