Inclusion

The Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is compliant with American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 

MOAH is committed to making its facility, collections, exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to all visitors. Physical access to MOAH is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

 

Sensory Friendly Programming

Community members experiencing autism and/or other hyper- and hypo-sensitivities are invited to participate in the Lancaster Museum of Art and History's Sensory Friendly Programming (SFP). This programming is multi-faceted, with open hours every first Saturday of the month (during exhibition dates), Take-A-Break Space during select BLVD events, and calming tools available for check out from guest services.

 

SFP Open Hours

Every first Saturday of the month, the museum opens one hour early 10:00 am to welcome guests with hyper- and hypo-sensitivities. Lights are dimmed, sound elements are lowered, a free sensory-friendly art activity is offered, and the Take-A-Break Space is open for use. Fidgets and noise-canceling headphones are available for use throughout the museum.

 

Take-A-Break Space

Stocked with calming tools, noise-canceling headphones, kinetic sand, snacks, and water, the Take-A-Break Space is a great spot to relax during a museum visit or BLVD event. The T-A-B Space is located off of the Main Gallery. Check MOAH's scheduled events for details about T-A-B Space availability. 

 

 

Visual Language Tours

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History offers a Visual Language Tour for each exhibition at MOAH’s main location. Visual Language Tours are led by a MOAH guide, who is accompanied by a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Please register in advance on Eventbrite; space is limited to 20 participants. Contact the Education Department at (661) 723-6085 or moaheducation@cityoflancasterca.gov for more information. 

 

Spanish Tours

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History offers tours in Spanish every second Friday of the month during exhibition dates at MOAH's main location. Tours begin at 5:00 pm and last about 30-40 minutes. Please register in advance on Eventbrite – space is limited to 20 participants. Contact the Education Department at (661) 723-6085 or moaheducation@cityoflancasterca.gov for more information. 

 

Early Stage Social Engagement Program (virtual)

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History partners with the Alzheimer's Association Southern California Chapter to create a two-part virtual tour for each exhibition on view at MOAH's main location. Each tour is one hour and touches on a variety of exhibited artworks, artistic processes, and artist perspectives for participants experiencing the early stages of dementia. Please visit https://www.alz.org/socal to register for this two-part program.