Access Tours
We make the Nelson-Atkins accessible to all

NEW Tours for People with Memory Loss

Minds in Motion Tour
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association-Heart of America Chapter, the museum provides free gallery tours for those with memory loss and their care partners. Explore art in a safe and caring environment with specially trained docents sensitive to the interests and abilities of our visitors.

Two options are available: a monthly walk-in tour or a private scheduled tour.

Monthly Tour
1st Wednesday of every month at 1 pm

2019 Tour Schedule
Reservations required

Tours for Private Groups
Private tours are also available for groups of 6 or more Wednesday through Sunday.

For the best experience, we highly recommend that facilities bringing a register in advance.


American Sign Language Gallery Tours

ASL tours are available for the exhibition Napoleon: Power and Splendor. Voice interpretation can be requested if given 2 weeks notice for ASL tours. For more information or to arrange an ASL tour, please email asl@nelson-atkins.org.

Tickets required.


Tactile Tours 

Ages 12 & up | FREE
For reservations or info, please call 816-751-1278

Group Tour
Contemporary Interpretations
Discover sculpture by touching them with gloved hands.

Group Tour
The Human Figure in Sculpture
Gently touch realistic and abstract sculptures of the human figure.