Disability Pride Month: Sensory-Friendly Family Day at the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures

Date and Time
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 10 AM - 12 PM


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
For all ages
Event Details

Explore the Library’s collections in a sensory-friendly environment with a special visit to our major exhibition, the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. This time is specially set aside for families to enjoy the exhibit, which will not be open to the general public during these hours.

We welcome children to take part in a range of specially designed accessible, engaging, and interactive activities! To reserve a spot at your preferred time or request an accommodation, please email us: visitorexperience@nypl.org

For more than 125 years, The New York Public Library has collected, preserved, and made accessible the world’s knowledge. Now, for the first time, the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures showcases some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in our collections, inspiring and empowering visitors to discover, learn, and create new knowledge—today and in the years ahead.

The New York Public Library strives to ensure that everyone has access to the full range of information, services, and programs offered at the Library. 

  • Large print and braille label text as well as tactile and multisensory kits for the exhibition are available at the Library's new Visitor Center.
  • ASL-interpreted, verbal description, and touch tours can be arranged with two weeks’ advance notice. Contact us: accessibility@nypl.org
  • Sensory-friendly family days (soft rest areas, limited background noise, activities with educators) are available every three months.
  • Benches are located throughout the exhibition for visitors to use.
  • We welcome all wheelchairs and mobility devices.


Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.