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Museum of Contemporary Art


Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave. (Cross Street: Mies van der Ro
Chicago, Il 60611
Phone Number: (312) 280-2660

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
  • Private parking lot with designated accessible spaces
  • Note: Garage is run by InterPark, 220 E. Chicago, 312-985-2024
    • Accessible entrance from the garage is on the 2nd level, but one must call ahead to the museum to be admitted
    • Validate parking ticket at admissions to receive discount

Hearing >>  

Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Captioning of videos/films
  • Strobe fire alarms in public areas
  • Strobe fire alarms in restrooms
  • Public phone with volume control
  • Assistive listening system
    • Devices available from admission desk
  • Elevator has visual indicators
  • TTY public phone
    • Location - lobby near theatre

<< Info Vision >>  

Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Server will read caf? menu on request
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Elevator has audible indicators
  • Braille/Tactile Signage: elevator controls, hoistways, restrooms, emergency exits
  • Interior Signage: large print, high contrast, non-glare
  • Nearest grassy/dog relief area
    • Schulman Park, across street
  • Information in alternate formats-Braille guides
    • Available from-admission desks
  • Note: Magnifying glasses are also available at the admission desks

<< Hearing Mobility >>  

Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • 2 doors in series-adequate space between
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Automatic or push button door

Performance Space
MCA Theatre, lobby level

  • Total Seats - 300
  • Wheelchair Spaces - 4
  • Location
    • Locations-front, both sides
  • Note:
    • Patrons using wheelchairs are escorted by elevator to the accessible seating area
    • For larger groups, the lower rows of seats can be removed to create an area level with the stage that can accommodate 20 or more persons in wheelchairs
  • Companion Seats
    • Moveable, alongside

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair
  • Available from cloakrooms

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide
  • Power-assist/push-button doors to restaurant


  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Elevator controls 54" or less

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Ticketing/Box Office-36" max. counter
  • Information Counter-36" max.
  • Brochure rack
  • Public Phone-54" max. to top control for side approach
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Museum shop
    • 36" max. counter/ section
    • Space to turn/maneuver
    • Elevator just outside links ground and main floor shops
  • Seating-benches without arms

Accessible Bar / Snack Bar

  • Puck's Express
    • Counter service only
  • Puck's At The MCA
    • Table service available
  • Wheelchair accessible tables
    • Chairs with arms
    • Accessible restroom in or near the restaurant

<< Vision Restroom >>  

Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver-5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out or has clearance beyond door swing
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Ambulatory stall-grab bars on both sides of toilet
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach-48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Location-Lobby near theatre
  • Notes:
    • Lobby restroom has 2 wheelchair stalls and 2 ambulatory stalls
    • A unisex accessible restroom, located in Puck's Express, lacks easy grasp/lever door handle and latch

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