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.

The following services are provided at GRAM:

Entrances and Parking

The most convenient parking is located across Ottawa Street from the Museum, in the Monroe Center parking ramp. From Ottawa Street, turn left on Louis Street, and left again onto Ionia Street. The public entrance to the Monroe Center parking ramp is located off Ionia Street. The city of Grand Rapids offers one hour free parking in the Monroe Center ramp.

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.

There are wheelchair accessible ramps on the Rosa Parks Circle entrance.

Accessible parking is available in all public city parking ramps. The most convenient parking ramp is the Monroe Center Ramp, located at the corner of Ottawa and Louis Street.

To access the Education Center we recommend using the Louis Street entrance, which is street level.

For questions regarding entrances or parking, please call Katie Jones or Guest Services at 616.831.1000

Wheelchairs, Mobility Devices and Walkers

Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis, without reservations at the Guest Services Desk.

GRAM welcomes walkers, wheelchairs (manual and electric), and scooters.


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


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

Auditorium and Gallery Seating

Fascinating films, noteworthy presentations, and dynamic programming are frequently featured in the auditorium. GRAM invites all guests with various needs to enjoy the events held in the auditorium.

GRAM’s auditorium offers flexible seating arrangements and plenty of room for wheel chairs and other accommodations. Please feel free to notify Guest 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 Guest Services for assistance.

For questions or requests regarding seating, please call Guest Services: 616.831.1000

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:

For more information or special requests, call Katie Jones 616.831.2919, or

GRAM’s accessibility services are generously supported by:

Stephanie and Jack Neal
Rehab and Mobility Systems, LLC
Airway Oxygen