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PETERSEN ACCESSIBILITY

The Petersen recognizes the diversity of our visitors’ abilities, needs and learning preferences, and we strive to ensure the accessibility of the museum and its collections. For questions about accessibility or to arrange an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 323-964-3686.

SERVICES

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Accessible parking spots (19) are only located on the first floor of the Petersen parking garage (P1), close to the main entrance, which is also accessible. There are no accessible parking spaces on the second, third, or fourth. The second, third, and fourth floors of the parking garage are not serviced by elevators.

SERVICE DOGS

Service dogs, such as a guide dog for blind or partially sighted visitors, are welcome.

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS

Personal care attendants are admitted to the museum free of charge.

WHEELCHAIRS

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for check-out at front desk, free of charge, with identification. While the Petersen does not provide assistance with wheelchairs, personal care attendants are admitted into the museum free of charge.

ACCESSIBLE ELEVATORS AND BATHROOMS

Accessible elevators and accessible bathrooms are available on all floor levels.

ADMISSIONS DESK

Our admissions desk has been built at the correct height to serve visitors or staff who use wheelchairs.

The Petersen Automotive Museum has been renovated inside in collaboration with an ADA consultant to comply with current ADA accessibility standards for interior design. All cars and structures are positioned within ADA compliant pathways and turning radiuses to facilitate wheelchair access.

ENHANCED SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

Some content from wall text is also displayed on a low screen console, to facilitate easier viewing.

ASL INTERPRETERS

ASL interpretation, for tours, lectures and other events is available by request, two weeks in advance.

TOUCH TOURS

Touch tours for blind or partially sighted visitors can be arranged by request, two weeks in advance.

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