Visitor Accessibility

The Yellowstone Art Museum strives to provide a rewarding experience to all of our visitors.  We believe that each individual sees, hears, and understands the world from different perspectives.   We can accommodate visitors with many kinds of disabilities, can offer multi-sensory experiences, and our site is ADA-compliant and fully accessible.  The Education Director, Mary Serbe, is the YAM’s onsite accessibility contact (406-256-6804 x231).

 

Two buildings:  Both of the YAM’s buildings are fully wheelchair accessible, including elevators and lifts, restrooms, and the café.  The main museum is located at 401 North 27th Street and the Visible Vault is at 505 North 26th Street.

 

Parking:  The YAM’s parking lots are wheelchair-friendly.  Designated parking spaces in the main museum lot are located to the left (north) when entering from the North 27th Street driveway.  Designated parking spaces in the Visible Vault lot are on the north side of the lot, which is the side closest to the building.

 

Wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers:  Wheelchairs and walkers are available for loan, but only at our main museum building at 401 North 27th Street.  Adapted strollers for children with disabilities are allowed in both buildings.

 

Seating:  Bench seating is available throughout the galleries and at our second building, the Visible Vault, at 505 North 26th Street.

 

Audio assistance and tours:  The YAM is not currently equipped to provide audio tours, TTY, or listening devices, but we are delighted to offer docent- or staff-led tours with advance notice (two weeks preferred).  Our permanent collection galleries do have touchscreen stations, some with audio narration.

 

Custom-access tours:

  • Senior Art Connection:  Senior Art Connection tours are designed for retirement home visitors and early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia patients and their care partners.  Tour participants experience and discuss art together on a tour led by a specially trained guide.  Please request these tours two weeks in advance by calling 460-256-6804, x232, or by emailing artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.
  • Visual or hearing impairment:  Contact us to discuss how we can provide an enjoyable guided visit that will meet your needs, such as tactile tours or sit-down studio experiences.  Please make requests at least two weeks in advance by calling 406-256-6804, x232, or emailing artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Signage and printed materials:  With the exception of some safety-related directional signage, our signage is not in Braille, but both interpretive and directional signage have enlarged print.  The content of printed brochures and interpretive material is often accessible on the YAM’s website or can be provided in enlarged print format upon request.  If requested in advance, enlarged print interpretive materials can be ready for your arrival.

 

Sensory opportunities:  The galleries are furnished with an ever-changing array of hands-on stations, and our staff is ready to assist you with any questions you may have.

 

Service animals:  Service animals can be accommodated with advance notice so that staff may be alerted to their presence.

 

Emergencies:  The YAM’s staff has been trained in proper procedures for emergency preparedness.