The Zimmerli is committed to making our facilities, galleries, and programs accessible for all. Please contact us as you plan your visit and provide as much notice as possible for any request, so we can best accommodate you. We look forward to your visit!
Theresa Watson, Access Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrons visiting the Zimmerli Art Museum may be dropped off in front of the museum on Hamilton Street, just beyond the intersection with George Street. A designated accessible street parking space is available in front of the museum. From the parking spot, it is a short distance to the curb cut and then a brick, slip-resistant ramp with level landings to the museum front doors, which feature button-activated door openers and a buzzer for assistance. Visitors to Rutgers may also request permission to park in the university-managed lot at the side of the museum on George Street, which is adjacent to our street-level accessible entrance (open only by buzzing or advance notice) – please contact our Access Coordinator for more information. Additional public accessible parking spaces are available in the New Brunswick Parking Authority’s Gateway Garage, approximately 3 blocks from the museum.
- The museum's main entrance (on Hamilton Street) is equipped with button-activated door openers and a buzzer for assistance.
- An additional street-level entrance on George Street is available for patrons attending events in the Lower Dodge gallery with mobility issues (buzzer access only). Please contact us before your visit for details.
- The museum’s mezzanine and lower level are accessible by elevator.
- The museum galleries feature bench seating throughout.
- All of the museum’s restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- One wheelchair is available upon request; please ask at the front desk.
The Zimmerli is proud to be certified as sensory inclusive by KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate visitors with sensory needs, and provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all. Our team members have received training on assisting patrons with sensory processing disorders, such as autism, and we offer the additional resources below:
- Sensory Bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost) at the front desk.
- Weighted Lap Pads are also available for check out upon request (at no cost) at the front desk.
- Social Story and KultureCity Sensory Inclusive App: Download the KultureCity App (Apple or Google Play) and/or click here for a social story to help you prepare for your visit to the Zimmerli.
Rutgers University is proud to be an Aira Access Partner, providing free visual interpreting services throughout the Rutgers—New Brunswick campus. Any student, staff, faculty, or visitor can use Aira for free on a smartphone simply by downloading the Aira app and connecting with an agent.
Learn more about Aira on the Office of Disability Services website.
The Zimmerli welcomes groups of all abilities for tours. Tour content and format can be customized to meet your group’s needs and objectives. To organize a tour for your group, please contact the Zimmerli’s Education Department by phone at 848-932-6175 or by email to email@example.com at least three weeks in advance of your requested date. We are glad to discuss any questions you have about access or accommodations. Find out more about tours of the Zimmerli here.
The museum has an assistive listening system in its primary event space. Additional services, including but not limited to sign language interpretation, captioning, audio description, and select publications in alternative formats such as large print, braille, and audio, are available with advance notice.
Please click here for the Zimmerli's grievance procedure for resolving complaints alleging violations of or noncompliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.