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Child in a black wheelchair playing with water in Kids Port exhibit at Glazer Children's Museum

The Glazer Children’s Museum strives to be inclusive and accessible to all, with exhibits and amenities that accommodate the diverse needs of our guests. For assistance in planning your visit, questions, or feedback, please email or call 813 443 3861.

Arrival Adaptability Boxes Facilities Wheelchairs

Service Animals Autism Affirming at GCM


Parking is available in the surrounding garages, lots, and metered street parking. Most parking around the museum is owned and managed by the City of Tampa and rates are at the city’s discretion. Rates can change due to city-wide activities such as sports games, concerts, and other special events. For garage, lot, and metered street parking information please visit the City of Tampa website.

Accessible parking can be found in the pay-by-the-hour William F. Poe garage* adjacent to the Museum. The William F. Poe garage is the appropriate height for van accessibility and offers 20 disabled parking spaces on their 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. The City of Tampa Parking Division also offers disabled on-street parking throughout the city.

For space locations and instructions please visit the City of Tampa website on Disabled Parking.

*Parking garages are owned and operated by the City of Tampa. Hourly and event parking rates are up to the discretion of the City of Tampa.

Passenger Drop-Off
The Museum’s passenger drop-off area is located on W. Gasparilla Plaza in the roundabout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Accessible Entrance
The Glazer Children’s Museum’s accessible entrance is located on the west side of the building near the roundabout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.


Adaptive Tools

Adaptability tools are available for checkout at Guest Services, by request. Tools available include weighted vests, fidget toys, noise-canceling headphones, Pockettalker Sound Amplifiers, and more.

Pockettalker Sound Amplifiers | This device amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise and can be used with or without hearing aids.

EnChroma Glasses | A brand of color corrective lenses designed to address the symptoms of red–green color blindness. A pair of kid-sized glasses are available for checkout, suggested for kids over the age of 8.

Big John Audio Tour | Learn more about the Big John exhibit through this audio tour.

VELA Mobility Chairs | A limited number of wheelchairs and VELA mobility chairs are available by request at Guest Services, at no cost to guests.



Elevators are located in the center of the Museum and provide access to Levels 1, 2, and 3.

All Museum restrooms are wheelchair-friendly and have accessible stalls and changing tables. Restrooms are located near the elevators on all levels. Restroom toilets operate on a sensor, but please feel free to ask Guest Services for a Sensor Cover to help control the loud noise.

Infant Feeding Space
A private Infant Feeding Space is available on Level 2 near the Water’s Journey climber.



All themed areas and most exhibits in the Glazer Children’s Museum are wheelchair accessible.


Service Animals

Service animals are always welcome in the museum under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

If accommodations are needed for your visit, please contact