Accessibility

Description

The MCA strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all our visitors; our values statement is an expression of our commitment to accessibility. For routes within the museum and details about MCA accessibility initiatives, see below, or ask any Visitors Service associate during your trip; they're more than happy to help you navigate the museum.

Accommodations

Admission

Visitors with disabilities and their caretakers receive free admission to the museum.

Services to assist in mobility

Wheelchairs are available free of charge for your visit at the coat checks on the second floor. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Services for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

When possible, the MCA provides sign language interpretation, open captioning, and assistive listening devices for performances and activities in our theater as well as talks, tours, or educational programs. These preplanned services are often denoted in the event's page.

If you are in need of a particular service during your visit to the museum, our Visitor Services staff will do their best to accommodate. If you would like more information, or have any questions, you can email Box Office staff at [email protected].

Services for people who are blind or color-blind or have low vision

EnChroma color blindness–correcting glasses are available for individual visits and tours. When possible we provide audio description for performances and activities in our theater. If you are interested in these services, you can email the Box Office team at [email protected]. Advance notice helps us to plan your visit. In addition to on-site offerings, we provide descriptions of artworks on our website in both short and long description formats through an initiative to describe images called the Coyote Project.

Buying Tickets

When purchasing admission tickets or to an event please indicate if you are interested in any of our accessibility services; better yet email the Box Office a call at [email protected] to plan your visit with us. As some services require advance planning, we recommend that you make arrangements two weeks in advance of your visit.

Garage parking

The MCA's parking garage has accessible parking spaces and we offer $15 flat-rate parking for those who use those spaces. Stop by the admissions desk or coat check for an accessible parking validation.

Check out our recommended routes to different areas of the museum so you can explore the galleries, enjoy a performance in the theater, shop in the MCA Store, eat at Marisol—or find the nearest restroom.

Access

Website

With the redesign of our website, the museum has committed to adhering to ADA standards for web accessibility. Our web team is also working on some groundbreaking accessibility initiatives that mirror our institutional mission to be a leading contemporary art museum that offers greater access to the visual arts. Read more about these initiatives.

Edlis Neeson Theater

We encourage you to contact our Box Office team at 312-397-4010 before attending events in the Edlis Neeson Theater. A team member can lead you to our wheelchair accessible seating or have an assistive listening device ready, free of charge.

For information on accessibility options such as American Sign Language interpretation, open captioning, relaxed performances, and audio description, email the Box Office at [email protected] at least two weeks in advance.

"MCA Chicago" is spelled out in white letters on a black background in three lines, with the letter H and I highlighted in yellow at the center, as if the logo is saying "hi."
Ask for a Visitor Service team member or email [email protected] if you require accommodations. Visitor Service staff can also point you in the right direction or answer any questions you might have, © MCA Chicago.

Transcripts for Current Exhibitions

Transcripts for exhibition-related content can be found on that exhibition's page. If you have trouble finding anything, feel free to email [email protected].

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