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


Weekday parking (7:30 am – 5:45 pm, Monday – Friday) for persons with disabilities is available in marked spaces adjacent to the elevator in the San Jacinto Garage.  Vehicles must display the appropriately state-issued ADA placard or license plate to park in these spaces.  On weekends, holidays, and after 5:45 pm on weekdays, disabled visitors displaying a state-issued ADA placard or license plate may park in ADA spaces on streets and surface lots without a UT permit.  ADA Spaces Map.

Main Entrance

The accessible entrance to the museum is on Trinity St. south of the main entrance.  From the San Jacinto Garage, exit at level 3 and follow the sidewalk and signs south along Trinity St. to the path leading to the accessible entrance.  The door will be opened remotely by the guard once the call button is pushed.

Inside the Museum

All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible, including the exhibit halls, Great Hall Shop, 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.