Accessible NJ: Five Amazing Arts & Culture Destinations for Everyone

Art shouldn't have limitations, and New Jersey is dedicated to making it accessible for everyone. Explore our diverse state and discover a wealth of art & culture destinations designed with inclusivity in mind. From barrier-free live performance theaters and vibrant art galleries to captivating sculptural museums and more, find experiences with ADA-approved amenities for various visual, hearing, mobility and sensory needs.


WheatonArts, Millville

Home of the Museum of American Glass, WheatonArts offers live demonstrations of glassblowing, pottery and flame work. Barrier-free facilities and programs ensure everyone enjoys the artistic journey. Dive into the history of the American glass industry and marvel at the world's largest hand-blown bottle. Then, hit up the Folklife Center to explore some of the traditional cultures represented in New Jersey’s southern counties. Browse the award-winning museum store and grab a bite at the Gate House Café before you leave.

Know before you go: All public spaces within WheatonArts’ public buildings are wheelchair accessible and located on the first floor. Manual wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Gatehouse and the Museum of American Glass on a first-come, first-served basis. The campus offers accessible parking and restrooms. Assisted listening receivers are available to guests with hearing loss or impairment and an amplified sound system is used during narrated demonstrations in the Glass Studio. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, as well as braille and large print materials for those with vision impairment, may be provided for those who submit a request two weeks in advance. Service animals are always welcome and assistants of visitors with disabilities will not be charged admission.

Wheaton Arts

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Princeton

With dozens of award-winning performing arts centers, the Garden State is a can’t-miss destination for theater enthusiasts. The McCarter Theatre Center is one of the most active cultural centers in the country, offering more than two hundred performances each year. Featuring engaging live productions from theater to music to dance, the center strives to create spectacular experiences that people of all abilities can enjoy with ease and dignity.

Know before you go: For each Theater Series production, the organization schedules one American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted production, one audio-described (AD) production and one open captioning (OC) performance. McCarter Theatre Center also hosts all-inclusive Relaxed Performances. These welcoming, “shush-free” experiences invite guests to express themselves freely and may be more amenable to individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities, parents with infants, and anyone who would appreciate a socially compassionate environment. Special access parking, wheelchair access and companion seating are available. Keep in mind special seating requests should be made at the time of ticket purchase. Other inclusive amenities available upon request include Wireless Hearing Assistance Devices as well as braille and large print programs for Theatre Series performances.


Two River Theater, Red Bank
Two River Theater is a renowned regional theater company providing outstanding plays and educational programs for adventurous audiences. Performances range from world and American classics to exciting festivals of new work. Recognized for its leadership in making its programs and facilities available to people with disabilities, the theater’s accessibility initiatives reflect their belief that art is for everyone.

Know before you go:  The theater offers barrier-free access for patrons using wheelchairs or walkers. Loaner wheelchairs and convenient wheelchair storage are available on-site. For those with hearing impairment or vision loss, performances offer Audio Description (AD), Open Captioning (OC), and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation as well as Wireless Assistive Listening Devices and large print programs. The theater’s Sensory-Friendly Performances are designed for a less stimulating and more relaxed experience that is open to anyone.

Two River Theatre

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton
A 42-acre wonderland where art and nature are always at play, the Grounds for Sculpture offers an enchanting experience for all. Outside, wander the beautifully landscaped grounds where you can encounter nearly 300 contemporary sculptures. Inside the museum, there’s even more to explore. Meander the halls of six diverse galleries featuring rotating exhibits from established and emerging artists. 

Know before you go: Designed for people of all abilities, the East and West Galleries and the Domestic Arts Building are fully wheelchair accessible. The Museum is first-floor accessible, with staff assistance available for viewing mezzanine works. Accessible parking spaces are found in the main parking lots. Service animals are always welcome, and all buildings are equipped with automatic doors. Outside, the main path is designed with paverstone, allowing mobility-friendly navigation for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) and wheelchairs may be rented on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no admission fee for personal care aides. Access Mobile Tours are a fabulous way to view the grounds. Each ADA-rated vehicle can accommodate a maximum of five people or four people and a wheelchair. For blind and low-vision guests, the docent-led Touch Tours provides a tactile way for guests to explore a variety of outdoor sculptures. American Sign Language (ASL) tours are available for groups with individuals who are deaf. Be sure to call or email at least two weeks in advance to arrange these tours.

Grounds for Sculpture

Newark Museum of Art
From art to history to science, the museums of New Jersey are cultural gems. One of the best (and the state’s largest fine art museum) is the Newark Museum of Art. The museum’s diverse collections span continents and centuries, from ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces. This vibrant hub in the heart of Newark's Downtown/Arts District offers something for everyone, with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and a commitment to arts accessibility.

Know before you go: The museum campus is fully ADA-compliant, with wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, and spacious, mobility-friendly galleries. Additionally, the museum offers free loaner wheelchairs and portable stools. Seating and accessible restrooms can be found throughout the buildings. Guided tours are available in American Sign Language (ASL) with prior arrangement. Large print materials are available for select galleries and Assistive Listening Devices are available for all public programs in the Billy Johnson Auditorium. Service animals are welcome anywhere on the museum’s campus.

Jersey arts are for everyone. Before you go, check with your destination for current hours, showtimes and guidelines. For more accessible getaways, access your FREE NJ travel guide and sign up for our e-newsletter at