EDUCATION

Access Programs

The Nassau County Museum of Art welcomes everyone to visit and explore art in a welcoming and creative learning environment. We recognize the diversity of our general public's abilities, needs, and interests and offer a variety of customized programs and services to ensure accessibility of the museum to all visitors.

Accessibility Services and Accommodations: Our facility is accessible to all visitors and is equipped with both ramps and an elevator. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located in the coatroom in the lobby. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. A single-user/handicapped restroom is located on the ground floor.

Programs for Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Autism

For more information call 516-484-9338 ext. 12 or email nfletcher@nasssaumuseum.org 

Creative Expeditions

Ages 5 - 12 and their families
April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 16
10:00 - 11:15 am

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about the program.

Art Compass

Ages 13 - 21
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 12
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about the program.

Individuals with Cognitive and Physical Impairments

The Nassau County Museum of Art offers tours for adults and children with mobility and cognitive impairments. Gallery experiences are specifically tailored to the needs of the group and include tactile experiences designed to enhance participants’ understanding of textural brushwork into a touchable experience, basic composition and color.

Individuals with Dementia

The Nassau County Museum of Art offers programs for individuals living with dementia and their care givers. Gallery tours provide inspiration for rich conversations among a community of active and curious adults. Engagement with art can have significant benefits for people with dementia and their caregivers. Engagement with art, through close looking and discussion, offers a person with Alzheimer's disease the chance to: explore and exchange ideas about art and artists, experience intellectual stimulation, make connections between personal stories and the world at large, access personal experiences and long-term memories, and participate in a meaningful activity that fosters personal growth.

Individuals with Visual Impairments

The Nassau County Museum of Art offers programs that make the visual arts accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Groups are invited to explore works of art in our galleries through verbal description tours and an insight into a selection of works in our sculpture park using raised line drawings. 

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
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Contact Us

(516) 484-9338

Education & Programs, ext. 12
Facility Rental, ext. 45
Giving & Support, ext. 25
Manes Center, ext. 48
Membership, ext. 23 

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