ACCESSIBILITY

Booth Western Art Museum seeks to unite people with art by creating a platform for multiple perspectives and removing barriers to access. The Museum is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for all patrons, regardless of age, gender, race, or disability. Please check the admission desk for information on accessibility upon arrival.

For visitors with mobility impairments

Booth Western Art Museum parking is located on Gilmer Street across from the museum (shared parking with Tabernacle Baptist Church) Designated parking spaces for vehicles with a disability permit are available in the parking lot, all spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bus parking is available.

Visitors may enter through the double doors. Security guards are available for visitors needing assistance, please press the need assistant button at the north gate entrance (closest to Tabernacle church parking).

The Museum’s galleries, café, and Shop are all accessible by elevator. Visitors may use manual or power wheelchairs or scooters and manually powered mobility aids such as walkers, crutches, and canes throughout the Museum, including galleries. Please note, the museum has wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All restrooms include an accessible stall as well as baby-changing facilities.  CLICK HERE for a map with restroom locations.

Seating is provided in the galleries on all levels of each building.

For visitors with medically necessary supplies

Medically necessary liquids including freezer packs, IV bags, and portable oxygen are permitted in the Museum. Please ask staff at the ticketing desk for a sticker for your medically required supplies to ensure that all staff members understand that your equipment is approved for use in the galleries.

For visitors with autism spectrum disorders or sensory sensitivities

All of our art-making programs (Open Studio, Family Night, etc) are equipped with noise-canceling headphones and fidgets, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Booth Social Stories—illustrated introductions to the Museum— to help you prepare for your visit. CLICK HERE for our family friendly social story. Download, print, and read the social story about visiting the Museum with your guests. This will help prepare your child for the visit and will cover important things to remember, such as Museum rules.

A Booth Sensory Friendly Map for visitors on the autism spectrum is available CLICK HERE to download. We have identified some spaces within the Museum that you should be aware of during your visit. These spaces—some of which are quieter and less crowded and others that are overly stimulating—are indicated in this Sensory Friendly Map. Use the Booth Visual Checklist to design your visit.

Temperature Variations: Temperatures can fluctuate from gallery to gallery and some spaces are quite chilly. You may want to bring sweaters.

 

These resources were created in consultation with Emory Autism Center and the Exceptional Education Department, Bartow County School District.

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300