Accessibility & Parking

Accessibility & Parking

GRAM is committed to connecting visitors with all abilities to the world of art through a wide variety of accessible services.

For questions or requests, please call Visitor Services at 616.831.1000.

Parking
While GRAM does not have private parking available, many public parking lots are located directly adjacent to the museum. Various City lots do offer the first hour of parking free, and the closest one is the Monroe Center Parking Ramp, located on the corner of Louis Street and Ionia. We are glad to validate parking for GRAM members at the Dual Level or above. Metered parking is located throughout downtown and near GRAM.

Building
All public areas of GRAM are wheelchair accessible. Elevators and ramps allow mobility to all floors and public areas of the Museum.

Restrooms
All GRAM restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms with changing tables are located in the first floor lobby and Mezzanine level.

Wheelchairs, Mobility Devices and Walkers

  • GRAM welcomes walkers, wheelchairs (manual and electric), and scooters.
  • All public entrances are wheelchair accessible with power assist doors.
  • The entrance on Monroe Center is street level and is recommended for wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices. There is a sidewalk ramp on Monroe Center, between Rosa Parks Circle and GRAM for a convenient drop-off location.
  • To access the Education Center we recommend using the Louis Street entrance, which is street level.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis, without reservations at the Visitor Services Desk.

Auditorium and Gallery Seating
GRAM’s auditorium offers flexible seating arrangements and plenty of room for wheel chairs and other accommodations. Please feel free to notify Visitor Services of any special needs prior to attending lectures and presentations.

Permanent seating is available in most galleries. Portable gallery stools are available, please ask Visitor Services for assistance.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Audio in the auditorium is T-Coil compatible. Other assisted hearing devices are available for lectures, presentations, and films in the auditorium. Assisted hearing devices are free of charge and available on a first-come, first-serve basis and without reservations.

Service Animals
GRAM welcomes service animals.
 GRAM adheres to the American Disabilities Act Service Animal Requirements. To view the most recent revised ADA Service Animal Requirements, please visit https://adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet

GRAM’s accessibility services are generously supported by:
Stephanie and Jack Neal
Rehab and Mobility Systems, LLC
Airway Oxygen