Accessibility & Amenities

Both entrances and all galleries are wheelchair accessible and a limited quantity of wheelchairs are available for visitor use. Service dogs are welcome in the Museum.
For more information, call 401 709 8402 (RI Relay for the hearing impaired: 800 745 5555 TTY) before your visit.


Shop at RISD Works where everything is designed or made by RISD alumni or faculty, including merchandise supporting the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Celebrate RISD’s leading role in the world of art and design.


Take a break at Café Pearl - in partnership with Bolt Coffee. Café Pearl offers light fare including sandwiches, salads, and pastries. View current menu.

Channel: Our free audio guide

Listen to more than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offering their perspectives on objects. Make selections at  

Visiting with Children

Bring the whole family — kids 18 and under are always admitted free. Ask for a kids activity guide at the front desk. Strollers are available for visitor use. Backpack child carriers are not permitted, but front carriers are fine.

Bags and Coats

Free self-service coatrooms are located at both entrances. Large bags must be checked.


Gender inclusive bathrooms are located throughout the Museum.

Visit the Garden

The Radeke Garden is open seasonally.

Still have questions?

Give us a call at 401-454-6500 or chat with a desk attendant at either of our entrances to learn more about art-making opportunities, family-friendly events, and other things happening at the Museum.