Special Needs

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is dedicated to bringing hands-on, interactive learning to all people. The Museum is fully accessible, and we have a wheelchair available on site for anyone to borrow. We underwent a universal design assessment in 2008 with the Center for Creative Play, identifying ways to make our building and activities even more accessible. The two exhibits that can be reached only by stairs (the water cycle and the top of the lighthouse) are visible through the periscope and connected to ground level by talking tubes (both mounted at wheelchair height), so visitors who use a wheelchair can interact with the exhibits and with others who are exploring them.

If you or anyone in your party has any special needs, please call us before you visit and we will do our best to accommodate you, so that all may have as full a Museum experience as possible.

And, of course, both the men’s and the women’s restrooms are fully accessible and there are changing tables in both.