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Texas Memorial Museum is committed to making its exhibits, programs, and services accessible to everyone.


There are two handicapped parking spaces near the accessible entrance of the museum. Visitors with state-issued disability placards or license plates may park in surface parking lot “D” spaces (see map) upon obtaining a temporary University “TD” Permit at any entry control station/ kiosk between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

Additional handicapped parking spaces are available in the San Jacinto Garage, located next to the museum. Van clearance in the San Jacinto Garage is limited to 6’11’’. Should you need a higher van clearance, Manor Garage on the southeast corner of Robert Dedman Dr. and Clyde Littlefield Dr. has a van clearance of 8’ when entering on level 2.

Please see additional parking information.

Main Entrance

The Museum’s handicapped-accessible entrance is located on Trinity Street, just south of the main entrance, and may be reached from the street using the service driveway. The entrance has an automatic door, which is opened remotely by the museum’s security guard once the call button is pressed. If parked in San Jacinto Garage, exit the garage to the east from Level 3 and follow the sidewalk south along Trinity Street. Look for signs to the handicapped-accessible entrance.

Visit The University of Texas’ main website for an accessibility map of the area surrounding Texas Memorial Museum.

Inside the Museum

All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible, including the exhibit halls, The Museum Store, elevators, and restroom facilities. Accessible restrooms are available on the 1st and 4th floors. A unisex or companion assisted restroom is available on the 4th floor.

Access Services

  • A limited number of wheelchairs is available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Inquire at the security guard desk in the Great Hall or ask a staff member.
  • Benches are located throughout the museum.
  • Many exhibits are hands-on or have hands-on components.
  • The cell phone audio tour provides information on selected specimens, and both audio files and printed transcripts are available on our website.
  • Guide dogs and other certified assistance animals are welcome inside the museum.