The needs of all children and families are at the center of LICM4all, a Museum-wide initiative to provide accessibility and inclusion resources for all Museum visitors.
We host monthly Museum time designed for families with children with disabilities. Friendly Hours include alterations to Museum lighting and sound. Pre-registration for this event is required as attendance is limited.
December 29, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
January 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
February 23, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
This dedicated room provides a respite for children with sensory sensitivities who are feeling anxious or overwhelmed during their visit. The inclusive space includes visual, auditory and tactile resources to create a quiet and calming environment enabling children to self-regulate and return to play.
Sensory Friendly Theater
Each year, we host several Sensory-Friendly Theater performances. Sensory-Friendly Theater performances welcome children and families with a range of sensory, learning and communication differences to enjoy the live theater experience in a comfortable setting that includes lighting and sound adjustments. Any upcoming performances can be found on our calendar.
Sensory backpacks, noise reducing headphones, weighted lap-pads, fidget items and printed PCS cards are available for visitors at the Box Office.
The Museum and LICM Theater are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the Information Desk for visitor use throughout the Museum.
Our free LICM4all app enables visitors to view a sensory friendly map, create a customized schedule, and view tips for each gallery. With the app, your family can work together to customize a visit that supports your family’s interests. The free app made in partnership with InfiniTeach is available for download for both iPhone at the App Store and Android on Google Play Store.
Download Before Your Visit
- Visual Vocabulary Cards are used to help those that might need assistance with transitions or communication. Visual Vocabuary cards can also be used for those who prefer to plan their Museum adventures ahead of time. Visual Vocabulary (PDF)
- PCS (Picture-Communication System) Cards are used to assist those who need help communicating. Our PCS cards features a number of museum rules and reminders. PCS Cards (PDF)
We provide one complimentary admission for a one-to-one aide who is assisting a paid visitor or member who requires special assistance during their visit.
LICM4all is developed in collaboration with an Advisory Committee comprised of professionals and organizations in the community serving these populations.
LICM4all: Supporting Visitors with Disabilities
Access and Inclusion Program Director Beth Ann Balalaos and LICM4all parent Heather Stone tell us how the LICM4all program supports visitors with disabilities and why the program is so important.
Have a question or suggestion on LICM's accessibility offerings? Call Beth Ann Balalaos at (516) 224-5853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LICM4all is is supported by the generosity of these foundations and corporations:
- Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the Will of Louis Feil
- New York State Council on the Arts
- Frank J. Antun Foundation
- Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
- PSEG Foundation
- Marilyn Lichtman Foundation
- Barker Welfare Foundation
- Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
- Laura J. Niles Foundation
Underwriters: Advantage Title Group Agency, LLC., Ainslie Foundation, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Rich and Kate Ferrucci, First Republic Bank, Janice Michelle Foundation Inc., Terry and Bob Lindsay, Lostritto Family Foundation, M & T Bank, Precision Carpentry of Westchester, Toscano Financial Group, Travelers Construction, Zurich American Insurance
LICM received critical initial funding for LICM4all from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.