Autism Spectrum and Sensory Concerns
Social Narrative: Want to know what to expect during your visit? View and download our Social Narrative.
Sensory Backpacks: Sensory backpacks are available for checkout at the front desk to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. All you have to do is leave an ID and you can receive accommodating accessories (sunglasses, headphones, earplugs, gloves, and fidget items) to make your experience suit your needs.
Beyond Limits: Sensory Friendly programming will allow your kid to play and learn in an environment of inclusivity that supports children of all needs. Learn more about our sensory-friendly program.
Blind and Low Vision
Coming Soon: A 3D printed braille map! We’re currently developing a braille map of The DoSeum using our 3D printer - demonstrating how new technology can aid inaccessible museum experiences!
Service Animals: For The DoSeum's policy on service animals, please see below.
In accordance with Texas law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are welcome to accompany Guests with disabilities at The DoSeum. Service animals are not required to wear identification, and owners are not required to carry paperwork. Service animals are required to remain under the control of the handler at all times.
The ADA describes a service animal as a dog or a miniature horse that is individually trained to perform tasks or do work for the benefit of a Guest with a disability. The tasks or work the animal does must be directly related to the Guest’s disability.
If a Guest’s disability is not apparent, DoSeum staff may only ask whether the dog or miniature horse is a service animal and what assistance it is trained to provide. DoSeum staff may not ask questions about a service animal’s certification or qualifications, and may not restrict access to any public area of The DoSeum.
For the safety of our Guests and in the interest of maintaining hygiene standards, animals that do not fit the ADA definition of service animals will not be admitted to The DoSeum. This is consistent with Texas law and the ADA.
The DoSeum reserves the right to refuse admission to a service animal that poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others. If a service animal is aggressive towards Guests, The DoSeum will ask its owner to remove the animal from the premises.
The DoSeum will never charge a fee for admission of a service animal or a service animal trainer. The DoSeum may ask owners of service animals to pay for any damage caused by the service animal.
Texas law imposes penalties on those who falsely claim or imply that their animal is a service animal. The DoSeum will report abuses to the police.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Closed captioning is utilized throughout the DoSeum.
Wheelchairs are welcomed and permitted in all areas of the DoSeum. All public entrances, both levels of the DoSeum, and even our outdoor treehouse are accessible by either elevators or walkways to accommodate both manual and motorized wheelchairs, as well as electric scooters and visitors who prefer to avoid stairs.
All restrooms at the DoSeum are wheelchair accessible.