The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego is committed to providing a positive experience for our diverse visitors.

If you require special assistance while visiting MOPA or have any questions about access, please contact Kristie Taylor at 619.238.7559X230 or prior to your visit, so that we can best meet your needs.

American Sign Language (ASL) Tours & Interpretation

MOPA offers tours in American Sign Language on two weekends during each exhibition. The tours are led by trained tour guides from the deaf community.

Sign Language interpreters may be requested for museum programs.  At least three-weeks notice is required.

Language Access

MOPA’s exhibition wall texts and object labels are available in both English and Spanish.

Memories at the Museum

Quarterly guided tours are offered for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregiver.  Please contact Kevin Linde at 619.238.7559X225 or for more information.

Service Animals

Service dogs are welcome inside the museum. Service dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, less than six feet in length. Pets are not allowed.

Visitors with Limited Mobility

Accessible parking is available in the lots adjacent to MOPA, and the main museum entrance contains an ADA compliant ramp and automatic entry doors. Different types of seating are placed throughout the galleries. A wheelchair and portable seating is available upon request at the front desk.

Visitors with Low Vision

An electronic low vision magnifier is available for exhibition text panels. Please inquire at the front desk.

We recommend all guests wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Guests who are not fully vaccinated, including children ages 3-12, are required to wear a mask.

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