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

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers monthly interactive tours in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation. ASL tours give Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing visitors a unique perspective on the museum’s collection. Private ASL tours available with three weeks’ notice. Voice interpretation available for private tours upon request. For more information or to arrange an ASL tour, please email

Tickets required.

Collection Highlights Tours
Presented in ASL with voice interpretation.
Meet at Bloch Lobby Info Desk. Reservations required.

Museum parking is available for $10. Members park FREE.

Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m..

Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.

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.