The Arab American National Museum is a founding organization of the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA). Established in 2016, MACA is a consortium of professionals working together in order to enhance the accessibility of Southeast Michigan’s cultural institutions for people with all abilities. It provides a forum for sharing best practices, ideas and resources focused around making cultural institutions more welcoming and inclusive. 

Click on our list of accessibility information for AANM. We have provided this list to ensure visitors can best experience the array of programs and offerings at our institution.

For more information on accessibility, please contact Jumana Salamey, Deputy Director, at jsalamey “at”


The Museum offers free sensory-friendly events designed for families affected by autism and other sensory-processing challenges four times a year. My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday is hosted by trained Museum staff and docents and offers a crowd-free, less-stimulating environment for visitors to experience AANM. Guests can enjoy guided activities such as mosaic tile making, dabke (traditional Arab dance), scavenger hunts and more! For upcoming My Turn events, please refer to our calendar.

To prepare for your visit, review our Social Story 

A limited supply of headphones will be available; please bring your own headphones if available.

Thanks to our partnership with KultureCity, AANM is a certified Sensory Inclusive™ destination. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all of our guests, including those with sensory processing needs. Sensory bags containing a KCVIP badge, headphones, fidget tools and communication card are available at the front desk at all times, free of charge. Find us on the KultureCity app, available for iOS and Android.

Learn more about KultureCity and sensory inclusivity

Kulture City bag and items
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