Access Tours
We make the Nelson-Atkins accessible to all

NEW Art Beyond Sight Tour

Come join us on free Art Beyond Sight tours, designed for people who are blind or who have low vision. Participants of all ages will touch objects, use tactile diagrams, and engage in other activities to bring the art alive.

Art Beyond Sight tours were created in collaboration with community partners at Alphapointe, The Whole Person, and the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired.

People can participate in two different ways:

  1. Book a private tour by using our online. If you are unable to book a tour using a screen reader, call 816-751-1238 to sign-up for a tour.
  2. Attend one of our prescheduled Art Beyond Sight Tour Community Get-Togethers. Light refreshments served. Registration is required. Please check our calendar for the date of the next event.

Tours for People with Memory Loss

Minds in Motion Tour
In partnership with the Kansas University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the museum provides free gallery tours for those with memory loss and their care partners.
People can participate in two different ways:

  1. Book a private Minds in Motion tour online.
  2. Attend one of our prescheduled Minds-in-Motion tour, offered the first Wednesday of each month at 1-2 pm. To see schedule of tours, see 2020 Tour Schedule. Reservations required.

American Sign Language Gallery Tours

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers monthly public interactive tours in American Sign Language (ASL). These tours are specifically designed for museum visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Voice interpreters provided. 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

Thursday tours in ASL with voice interpretation.
Sunday tour in ASL only.
Meet at Bloch Lobby Info Desk. Tickets required.
Museum parking is available for $10. Members park FREE.