Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY

The Heckscher Museum welcomes all audiences to visit and explore art in a nurturing, creative environment. We are dedicated to making the experience accessible to all audiences.

  • A wheelchair is available upon request for exploring the galleries.
  • Service animals are permitted in all galleries.
  • Parking for individuals with disabilities is available in the lot adjacent to the Museum.
  • Handicapped accessible restroom in Museum.
  • To ensure accessibility for speakers of all languages, the Museum is proud to provide:
    • Spanish language in external welcome signage, internal wall text, audio and docent tours, family hours, and special events. In this way, we hope to more fully serve our Spanish speaking neighbors and Latinx/Hispanic households which make up over half of our school district (54% of Huntington UFSD).
    • The Microsoft Translator app via QR code download. Visitors are invited to use this free app to instantly translate museum labels and signage into the language of their choice right on their phones.
    • A special dual language Family Hour Sunday in both Spanish and English. Children ages 5 through 10 are invited for a family-friendly art experience with Museum Educator Tami Wood and guest educator Karina Giménez. Explore works of art in the Museum and create fun art projects! Learn More & Register
    • The exclusive audio and video content in the Museum’s free digital guide is available in 40 languages in Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Learn more

Accessibility in Heckscher Park
Visitors to Heckscher Park, the scenic park surrounding the Museum, are invited to experience accessible wayfinding signage adjacent to the Museum parking lot as well as at the Prime Avenue park entrance (pictured here). These large outdoor signs feature a map of the park and Heckscher Park Soundwalk information, all accessible with tactile graphics and braille. Park visitors are invited to listen to the Soundwalk on their mobile device as they explore the park. This self-guided audio experience is available via a QR code on the signage in the Museum’s Digital Guide in Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. The experience is available in 40 different languages and also features transcripts of all audio content.
Learn more about the Heckscher Park Soundwalk

Accessibility at Dove/Torr Cottage
Visitors to the grounds of Dove/Torr Cottage (located at 30 Centershore Road, Centerport, NY), are invited to experience accessible wayfinding signage adjacent to the cottage. This large outdoor sign features a map of the site, historical information about the cottage and artists Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, as well as Dove/Torr Cottage Soundwalk information. All content is accessible with tactile graphics and braille. Visitors are invited to listen to the Dove/Torr Cottage Soundwalk on their mobile devices as they explore the site. Simply scan the QR code to access the soundwalk in the Museum’s Digital Guide in Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. The experience is available in 40 different languages and also features transcripts of all audio content. (Please Note: The interior of the Dove/Torr Cottage is currently not open to the public.)
Learn more about Dove/Torr Cottage
Learn more about Dove/Torr Cottage Soundwalk

Access Heckscher Programs

The Museum is proud to offer a range of customized programs for individuals with special needs. In-Museum, In-School, and Virtual Programs may include adaptive, tactile experiences and accommodations as needed for visitors of all abilities. Contact the Museum’s Education and Visitor Experience staff at education@heckscher.org today to learn more!

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