Verbal Description and Sensory Tours

    February 9, 2012 - February 7, 2015
    Every Month @ 2:00 PM

    The Rubin Museum offers Verbal Description and Sensory Tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours, which include museum admission, are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and art of the Himalayas.

    Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions as well as touch objects such as sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements.

    Verbal Description and Sensory Tours take place on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Reservations are required as space is limited so please contact the reservations office by phone, 212.620.5000 x336, or by email, in advance of your visit.


    If you have questions or would like to schedule a private Verbal Description tour, please contact the Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs at 212.620.5000 x336.

    Access Resources

    Download the Verbal Description Audio Tour here:

    Verbal Description Audio Tour

    High-Contrast, Large-Print Labels

    High-contrast, large-print labels are available for every exhibition. They can be found in binders in each gallery to assist visitors in their viewing and understanding of the exhibitions.


    Access Programs at the Rubin Museum

    Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences:

    Senior Visitors

    Visitors with Limited Mobility or a Mobility Aid

    Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    Mindful Connections: Visitors With Dementia and Their Caregivers