The Main Exhibit
Guests with special needs will find that The Museum is completely accessible. Inside the main exhibit, the films are closed-captioned. Visitors accompanied by a service animal are welcome, and wheelchairs are available upon request at the Welcome Desk.
Additionally, Sensory-Friendly Museum Days (second Saturday of each month) create an inclusive and fun museum experience for guests with autism and other complex developmental disabilities. The museum’s lighting and sound features in our main exhibition are augmented and our trained staff is on-hand to guide visitors through their museum experience. In recognition and protection of high-risk and vulnerable populations, Sensory-Friendly Museum Days will begin in 2021. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
To help those with a variety of learning abilities and sensory differences, materials can be downloaded in advance from the Bethel Woods website in preparation for these visits.
- Sensory Map: Helps visitors navigate comfortably by indicating areas of high stimulation - including noisy, dark, crowded, or bright spaces. To view the Sensory Map, please click here.
- Social Narrative: Aids in learners adjusting to a potentially new social situation by describing The Museum environment, highlighting important cues, and offering examples of appropriate ways to respond. Download the Social Narratives here.
- On Non-Sensory Days: Copies of the Sensory Map as well as the Social Narrative will be available at the Welcome Desk every day that the Museum is open, in an effort to encourage diverse participation across the spectrum of learners.
Please note that in accordance with COVID-19 regulations, some kiosks and activations have been turned off for guests' safety.
Meet Me At Woodstock: Augmented Reality Tour
The iPad that is used throughout the tour is completely closed-captions. Additionally, guests can enjoy the duration of the tour from the Peace Overlook (located beyond the Market Sheds) instead of walking the grounds.