The High Museum of Art seeks to unite people with art by creating a platform for multiple perspectives and removing barriers to access. The Museum is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for all patrons, regardless of age, gender, race, or disability.
For visitors with mobility impairments
Please note: Due to construction, some entrances on the High’s campus are currently inaccessible for people with wheelchairs, strollers, and assistive mobility devices.
For visitors with wheelchairs, strollers, and assistive mobility devices:
- If you’re entering from the Woodruff Arts Center Parking Garage, please look for the double elevators with signs that read “Elevator to Campus Level” on each floor. When exiting the elevator, follow signs to the High’s entrance across the Piazza.
- If you’re entering from Peachtree St., please take the ramp in front of the High and follow signs to the entrance.
- If you’re entering from MARTA, please note that the usual elevator on Arts Center Way is currently inaccessible. Alternate entrances include Calloway Plaza (accessible from Peachtree St. and 15th) and the ramp located on Peachtree St.
Thank you, and enjoy your visit!
The Woodruff Arts Center parking garage is located on Arts Center Way. Visitors may also find limited street parking in the immediate area. Designated parking spaces for vehicles with a disability permit are available in the parking garage, which has 3 spaces for oversized vehicles. All spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bus parking is not available.
We can accommodate drop-offs and pickups on Callaway Plaza (located at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th Street) and on Arts Center Way.
Elevator access to the main Museum entrance is available from the Arts Center MARTA station and from the parking garage. If traveling by train, take the MARTA elevator from the platform up two floors to street level. Use the crosswalk to cross Arts Center Way and take the elevator up one floor to campus level.
If parking in the Woodruff Arts Center garage, you can take one of two elevators to reach the High Museum campus. If you take the Hertz Stage elevator, you can ride directly to campus level. If using the elevator on the northwest side of the garage, first ride it to street level, then take the elevator located on your right up to campus level.
Visitors may enter through the double doors (on either side of the revolving doors at the main entrance). Security guards are located near the entrance for visitors needing assistance.
The Museum’s galleries, café, and Shop are all accessible by elevator. Visitors may use manual or power wheelchairs or scooters and manually powered mobility aids such as walkers, crutches, and canes throughout the Museum, including galleries.
Manual wheelchairs and strollers are available for free use on a first-come, first-served basis. To check out a wheelchair or stroller, please leave your ID at the Wieland Lobby coat check.
All restrooms include an accessible stall as well as baby-changing facilities. Single-stall family restrooms are available in most of our restroom locations. See maps (including a text-only version) for restroom locations.
Seating is provided in the galleries on all levels of each building.
For visitors with visual impairments
The use of magnifiers is approved for reading gallery wall labels.
Learn about works of art at the High with our docents, who are trained volunteer museum guides. Docent-led HIGHlights tours take place every Tuesday–Sunday at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the Taylor Lobby, next to the elevators. Weekend Family Tours take place every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tours begin in the Taylor Lobby. Please note, the museum is not offering any tours at this time to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Docent-led verbal description tours with opportunities to learn about art through tactile exploration are offered upon request. To make a request for groups of 15 or more, please email Adult Group Tours. For school groups of 10 or more, email School Tours.
For visitors with medically necessary supplies
Medically necessary liquids including freezer packs, IV bags, and portable oxygen are permitted in the Museum. Personal amplification devices are permitted. Please ask staff at the ticketing desk for a sticker for your medically required supplies to ensure that all staff members understand that your equipment is approved for use in the galleries.
For visitors who are deaf or hearing impaired
All Museum-produced videos in the galleries have captioning.
Assistive listening devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis for programs that take place in the Hill Auditorium. Use of these devices is complimentary, and they can be checked out at the auditorium entrance. Please note, assistive listening devices are not currently available to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
All talks and lectures are ASL interpreted.
For visitors with autism spectrum disorders or sensory sensitivities
A Sensory Room equipped with fidgets, a crash pad, and noise-canceling headphones is available on Second Sundays in the Greene Family Education Center on the Lower Level of the Stent Family Wing. Individuals and families are welcome to use the Sensory Room free of charge.
All of our art-making workshops are equipped with noise-canceling headphones and fidgets, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note, our sensory room and noise-canceling headphones are not available at this time to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Service animals are welcome at the High Museum. Please note: Therapy animals, emotional support animals, and companion animals are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are not permitted in the Museum.
Service animals may be relieved on Arts Center Way or 16th Street. It is expected that the handler will clean up after the service animal. Trashcans are located near Museum entrances.
Musing Together is a monthly tour program in collaboration with the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. These tours serve groups of visitors in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, along with their care partners. Visit the Musing Together page for more information.
All talks and lectures are ASL interpreted.
If you have questions, suggestions, or specific requests related to accessibility, please call 404-733-4575 during business hours or email email@example.com. To speak to someone on the weekend, please call the Woodruff Arts Center box office at 404-733-5000. We welcome feedback and continually strive to improve the museum experience for visitors with disabilities.