The Civil War monument

Accessibility at History Colorado Center

At the History Colorado Center, we want all of our visitors to feel welcome. Here’s how we try to be accessible for everyone.

If you have additional questions you can email us or call (303) 866-2394.

Mobility & Entering the Building

Covered parking is available at the Art Garage, adjacent to the Art Studios at 1200 Lincoln Street. Daily fees apply. We do not validate parking. Parking is NOT available in the covered lot right next to the museum. 

There is also metered parking on the streets surrounding the museum, and a person with a valid disability placard or plate may park where there is metered parking without paying, for up to 4 hours or the amount of time on the meter, whichever is greater.

If you need, we also have a loading dock on 12th Avenue between Lincoln and Broadway (see image below) with a ramp that leads to the main entrance.

Barrier-free doors with push-button entry are located at the museum’s main entrance on Broadway and side entrance on 12th Avenue. Elevators are located on the north side of the building.

Low Sensory Mornings

The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy! Admission is free and space is limited. RSVP is required. 

Low Sensory Mornings are marked on our event calendar. Registration for each can be accessed through the event listing.

Other Sensory & Noise Cancelling Headphones

You can also download a social story here for young guests on the autism spectrum.

We also have noise-canceling headphones which may be checked out at the admissions desk, free of charge and on a first-come first-served basis. Quiet spaces are available in our member’s lounge, located on the fourth floor, or nursing room, located in the northeast corner of the third floor.

Wheelchairs & Mobility Scooter

You may check out a wheelchair or motorized scooter at the Admissions desk; they’re available on a first-come first-served basis. An ID is required. Wheelchair size is standard with a 250 lb. weight capacity. The motorized scooter size is standard with a 400 lb. weight capacity and ability to hold an oxygen tank. Please note we only have one motorized scooter.

Accessible Restrooms

Restrooms on each floor contain an accessible stall and ADA push-buttons. We also have family restrooms at the northeast corner of the first, second, and fourth floors.

Nursing Room

We have a nursing room in the northeast corner of the third floor; please inquire at the Admissions desk.

Service Animals

Service animals—animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability—are allowed throughout the museum. Pets and emotional support animals are not considered service animals and are not allowed.


We offer closed captioning in all of our exhibits!

Group Visit

Groups with disabilities/special needs cost $6 per participant. Caregivers and staff are free.

Purchase tickets online in advance or in-person at the front desk. If you have additional questions, please email or call 303-866-2396.

First Aid

A first aid kit is located in the Guest Services office on the ground floor. Please inquire at the front desk for more details.

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