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 Noemi Fletcher

Creative Expeditions

AGES 5 - 12

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

October 13, 27; November 17; December 8; March 30; April 13; May 11, 25; June 8, 15

$300 for the series

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.

Art Compass

FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

October 16, 30; November 13; December 4; April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 11

$300 for the series

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.


Programs for Adults and Seniors

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. 

Accessibility

The Nassau County Museum of Art recognizes the diversity of our general public's abilities and needs, and offers a variety of programs and services to ensure the enjoyment and accessibility of the Museum to all visitors. Our facility is accessible to all visitors and is equipped with both ramps and an elevator. Our ramp is located to the left of the Saltzman Fine Art building (when facing the front doors), adjacent to the parking for individuals with disabilities. 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.

Service animals are, by law, welcome. A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered.

The Nassau County Museum of Art also offers a range of customized programs for visitors with disabilities. Private tours can be scheduled upon request for all visitors with special needs. Both our gallery and sculpture tours include adaptive, tactile experiences and accommodations.

For all inquiries email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338 x12

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
MUSEUM WEATHER ROSLYN HARBOR

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

(516) 484-9338

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