Blind or Partially Sighted
Public elevators near the Central Park West and 77th Street entrances and those in the Rose Center are equipped with Braille signage and give auditory signals.
Science Sense Tours
Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the Museum galleries. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibition halls, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects.
Science Sense is free with Museum admission.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2:30 PM
Hot and Cold Rocks
How many meteorites hit Earth each year, and how do we find and stop them? Examine these questions and more in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites. Discover the myths and stories surrounding amethyst, topaz, diamonds, and sapphires and many more in the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.
Sunday, May 19th, 10:00 AM
Scales of the Universe
Explore the Scales of the Universe, a 400-foot-long walkway that hugs the glass curtain wall along the Rose Center for Earth and Space, that introduces visitors to the relative sizes of galaxies, stars, planets, and atoms through text panels, interactive terminals, and models.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2:30 PM
Join us on a big expedition throughout the Museum as we discuss and examine several larger than life icons such as, the blue whale, the giant sequoia, dinosaurs, and the 63-foot-long Great Canoe.
Saturday, July 13th 10:00 AM
Plunge into the ocean to explore aquatic habitat dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
Thursday, August 15th, 2:30 PM
North American Mammals
Discover the dioramas in the stunningly restored Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of North America’s rich environmental heritage.
Science Sense tours are available to individuals or groups. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change.
For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call (212)313-7565 or email email@example.com