Plan Your Visit

Accessibility and universal design

A Museum for all to experience the same way

Artist Peter Schifrin poses with Olympus Within

The Museum contains exhibits detailing the history, culture, and aspirations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from Ancient Olympia to the Modern Games.

To maximize accessibility for all guests, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum features universal and inclusive design.

  • Accessible media: All screen media is designed with inclusivity at its heart; accessibility services are triggered automatically. These services are individually selected during guest registration and tailored throughout each exhibit, including audio-described video, text-to-speech screen readers, high contrast and larger font sizes.
  • Audio descriptions: If guests select audio descriptions as a preference during registration, these audio descriptions are triggered automatically by a tactile floor strip and provide an introduction upon entering each gallery. Each audio description is six minutes in length. 
  • Wheelchair accessibility: All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Gentle-grade ramps are featured throughout the Museum.
  • Tactility: Touchscreen interactives feature tactile keypads designed to assist with screen navigation. Where possible, keypads are retractable.
  • Open captioning and American Sign Language: Open captions and American Sign Language play out across all video content and interactive media throughout the Museum. The USOPM is proud to offer a 60-minute guided tour fully in ASL. To learn more about this or make a reservation please email
  • Other accessibility services: Additional accessibility services are available upon request. Assistive listening devices, transport chairs and accessible styluses for touchscreens are ready for complimentary guest use. Weighted lap pads and sensory bags containing special badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones and other resources are available at the front desk.

    Low-sensory versions of some exhibit experiences and films are available upon request. Please ask a Museum Team Member for more information. Certified service animals with visible indicator are welcome in the Museum. Emotional support animals are not permitted on property. 

    For questions regarding the Museum’s accessibility services, please email us at


Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Admission is timed to maintain social distancing in the Museum. For more information about group sales or to schedule a group visit, contact


Due to COVID-19, all ticketing is taking place on the Plaza in front of the Museum. Each guest is required to wear a face covering and pass a temperature check before entering.

By purchasing tickets online, guests can skip the queue and go directly to Will Call.

Walk-up tickets are available for sale on the Plaza, subject to availability.

All visitors attend a brief, staff-led orientation in the Museum lobby before beginning their experience. In this orientation, guests learn about RFID personalization and COVID-19 safety and cleaning measures.