To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 375-1625 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request.
There are two parking facilities available to visitors who require accessible parking.
Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage, 50 NW 2nd Avenue
Take the south elevator to the second floor exit. Exit this floor and follow the pathway across a covered, above street level footbridge that leads directly to the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza.
Accessible Street-Level Parking Lot – NW 1st Avenue (between NW 1st Street and Flagler Street)
Accessible parking is available for visitors with a state permit. Lot entrance is located on the East side of the Cultural Center off of NW 1st Avenue between NW 1st Street and Flagler Street. Entrance to the Cultural Plaza: From the street parking lot, you will find a public elevator on the opposite side of NW 1st Street, located mid-block on the North side opposite the Miami-Dade Cultural Center. This elevator leads to a footbridge to the Miami-Dade Cultural Center Plaza.
Please be advised that the elevator that connects the Miami-Dade Cultural Center Plaza to the 111 Building, Government Center, will be out of service until December 2016. Please use the elevators nearest the Cultural Center Parking Garage or the ramp to the south of the Cultural Plaza to access the plaza level.
Museum Accessibility & Services
The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs may be borrowed at the Visitor Services Desk in either building on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at the Visitor Services Desk while using Museum wheelchairs.
Both Museum buildings have accessible entrances. The accessible entrance in the North Building is centrally located. The South Building accessible entrance is located on the far left of the entryway. There are elevators in either building that provide access to all public levels of the Museum. The restrooms in either Museum building are wheelchair accessible.
If you would like to request portable seating to be used within the Museum galleries, please see the Visitor Services desk. There is also additional seating available in both lobbies if patrons need to rest between exhibition spaces.
Certain areas of the exhibition spaces may include loud audio. A limited number of noise canceling headphones are available at the Visitor Services Desk in either building on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at the Visitor Services Desk while using these headphones.
Sign Language Interpretation
Sign language interpretation for a scheduled program is available with two weeks advance notice. Please submit your request to Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Large Print Materials
Large print handouts of the text panels for our permanent and temporary exhibitions are available at the Visitor Services Desk in either building.
Service animals are welcomed at HistoryMiami Museum. The ADA defines service animals as the following:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
Service animals as defined by the ADA are welcomed in the Museum galleries.
To help make museum-going a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs created a very special pre-visit guide called “Going to the Museum.”
More information can be found at VSA Florida.
image via flickr / Phillip Pessar