Accessibility has been, and continues to be, a core value of the Greensboro Children’s Museum since its opening in 1999. We believe in the power of play at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, and we strive to be a space for all. We welcome children and families of all race, color, religion, income level, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status or other characteristics protected by law. Since our founding, it has been important that the Greensboro Children’s Museum is a true reflection of our community.
Play is an essential part of childhood development despite social, physical, and cultural differences. We strive to apply principles of diversity, inclusion and access in all aspects of Museum’s operations. We believe every family that enters the Greensboro Children’s Museum should be able to have a positive experience, free from bias. In order to meet our mission, we are committed to making GCM an accessible and inclusive museum. It is our goal to make the museum’s facilities, offices, exhibits, services, programs, and staff welcoming to all.
Welcome Greensboro is the Greensboro Children’s Museum’s response to ensure all children and families feel empowered to be themselves. We will intentionally celebrate diversity in our community by hosting special events that enable children to see their experiences mirrored in the Museum and reflected in our programming.
Greensboro Children’s Museum staff receive ongoing professional development to better assist visitors with disabilities and their families. Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.
One-on-one aides or therapists are admitted free when they visit with their client.
• Most exhibits in the Greensboro Children’s Museum are wheelchair accessible.
• Wheelchairs are available, free of charge, at the Admissions Desk when you enter. Please call ahead (336.574.2898) to make sure one is available for your use.
• All bathrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.
• Accessible parking is available in our parking lot. A ramp leads from parking to our front door.
If your child needs a quiet spot, visit these areas:
• Nannie’s Outdoor Patio
• Quiet Room (adjacent to the front lobby)
• The Edible Schoolyard
• Bench in admissions area behind art wall
• Please ask staff if these spaces do not work for you and your family. We have several spaces, behind the scenes, that we can offer to you upon request.