ArtAccess Guided Tours & Workshops

Centered in a classroom, are two children playing with a hand-made wrestling ring. Circled around them are their peers and parents cheering them on. In the background, are shelves filled with plastic storage bins.

Piloted in 1983 as Please Touch to provide art education for people with low vision, ArtAccess has grown into a nationally replicated model designed for all audiences, including those with disabilities and their families to enjoy a personal connection to art and cultural institutions.


Each year, the Queens Museum provides unique programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities across the New York City area. ArtAccess programs are designed and led by trained museum educators and teaching artists.




Guided Tours & Workshops


Our guided tours and workshops are for self-contained groups such as NYC Department of Education District 75 school classes or Adult Day Habilitation programs throughout the city. Exhibition tours and art-making workshops are designed to engage all participants by providing layers of multisensory experiences and support for differentiated learning.


Explore our tour themes for schools and reserve a guided tour.


Learn more about our University and Adult guided tours, and schedule a visit.




Open Studio


Our Open Studio programs provide opportunities for children, teens, and adults with disabilities to engage with their peers and expand artistic interests through art-making and gallery exploration activities at the Queens Museum. Each month explores a new theme and art activities. Programs take place in person at the Museum and are free with advanced registration.




Verbal Description Programs


Designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision, the Queens Museum offers free quarterly programs both online and in person exploring the museum’s permanent collection and newest exhibitions. Programs in person at the museum incorporate touch objects and sensory materials throughout the tour.




American Sign Language Programs 


The Queens Museum invites visitors from the D/deaf community to explore the permanent collection and newest exhibitions. These free quarterly programs take place in person at the museum and are led by Deaf educators in ASL, without voice interpretation.


Visit our Calendar for more information about upcoming programs, e-mail or call 718.592.9700 x130.