Accessibility

Programs and Tours

  • Theater talks: Occur in the visitor center theater and are accessible
  • Area walks: These are conducted on area sidewalks. Some sidewalks in the historic Pioneer Square District are slanted or have various cracks and crevices. While portions of Seattle are quite hilly, the sidewalks around the visitor center is fairly level to a slight grade.

Visitor Center

  • Parking: No allotted spaces, but the City of Seattle allows on-street parking at no cost to holders of disabled parking permits (placards, license plates, and tabs), including legal permits issued by other US states or Canadian provinces. Unlimited parking is allowed in regular parking spaces. It is not allowed in signed or restricted areas, e.g., Truck or Commercial Vehicle Load Zones, No Parking or No Stopping areas, Peak Period Restricted areas, or Space Reserved zones.
  • Entrance: Front door operates on a push-button door opener; side doors do not.
  • Restrooms: Men's and women's both wheelchair accessible
  • Water: Water fountains are wheelchair accessible
  • No pay phone
  • Benches: Provided throughout visitor center and outdoors area around the center
  • Elevator in facility to access all levels
  • Exhibits: Some tactile or otherwise interactive exhibits structured to be accessible from a wheelchair;
  • Films: All films are open-captioned. Visitors may borrow an electronic device with a conventional ear piece to amplify public programs. The theater is equipped with a T-Coil or similar Induction Loop transmission system. Visitors who are sight-impaired may borrow an electronic device that plays a simultaneous narrated description of what appears on screen during the park films.

 

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in National Parks. For a definition of a service animal, please go to www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm. Animals that do not qualify as service animals may not enter the park visitor center.

Last updated: January 31, 2017

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Mailing Address:

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone:

(206) 220-4240

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