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Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach - All exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the Aquarium's Information Center. Elevators are located throughout the Aquarium. Assisted listening systems or captioning are available for Honda Theater presentations upon request. (General information: 562-590-3100) (Aquarium of the Pacific Home Page)

Braille Trail at Pierce College - The campus map at Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills (San Fernando Valley) indicates that there is a Braille Trail at the end of Parking Lot #2 (lower-right corner of the map). That lot is located near the Calvert Street entrance of the college campus, off of Winnetka Avenue, south of Victory Blvd. 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91371. (818-719-6401) (Pierce College Campus Map)

California African American Museum is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available, if necessary. (General information: 213-744-7432) (California African American Museum Home Page)

California Science Center is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas including the IMAX Theater and wheel chairs are available. (General information: 323-SCIENCE or 323-724-3623) (California Science Center Home Page)

Catalina Island - Wheelchair Accessibility on Catalina Island

Descanso Gardens - all Garden paths are paved and are wheelchair accessible. The Cafe Court and Gift Shop are fully accessible. The Tram does not accommodate wheelchairs, and requires two steps to board. For further info call (818) 952-4401. (Descanso Gardens Home Page)

Disneyland - Disney's Guests With Disabilities section. (General information: 714-781-7290)

Dodger Stadium - Wheelchair ticket info, TTY info, phone numbers.

Fort MacArthur Museum - Nearly all of the Museum is accessible for handicapped persons. There are some areas that are difficult to negotiate but they are few. All of the exhibit spaces are handicapped accessible. The interior of the museum is somewhat dark. We use the original electrical wires that were installed in 1916 and therefore can only use limited wattage with our light bulbs. (General information: 310-548-2631) (Fort MacArthur Museum Home Page)

Griffith Park Observatory - The Observatory does not have ADA information posted on their website, however the map does show that the Observatory is wheelchair accessible. Parking is not permitted at the Observatory itself. All visitors must take a shuttle to get there. Advance reservations are required. All shuttles are accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs. Accessible parking is available at all shuttle departure locations. Phone numbers: (General Information Line: 213-473-0800); (Hearing Impaired Reservation Line: 888-TDD-2555) (Griffith Park Observatory Home Page)

Hollywood Bowl - The Hollywood Bowl is committed to making its concerts accessible to all who wish to enjoy live music. For information on tickets, parking, transportation, listening devices and much more, please ask for Department 12 of the Box Office at (323) 850-2000, or TTY (323) 850-2040

Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) - Information for Guests with Disabilities Phone: (714-704-2500)

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens - All buildings and most gardens at The Huntington are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments. A map is available at the Visitor Center in the entrance pavilion. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Visitor Center; please call (626) 405-2100 to reserve in advance. Sign language interpretation is available for all public events; please call (626) 405-2252 at least ten days in advance of the event to make arrangements.

Insider's Guide - Southern California Disability Access Ratings. Amusement Parks, Restaurants, Orange County Beaches, more. This site has great accessibility information for Orange County and Inland Empire, as well as major Southern California attractions.

Knott's Berry Farm - For information on their Special Assistance Pass, see "Guests With Special Needs" near the bottom of the Knott's Berry Farm Guest Information page. For information on wheelchair rentals, see the Strollers and Wheelchairs section near the middle of the page. Phone: (714) 220-5220.

Laguna Art Museum - We are completely wheelchair accessible. This is a three-story building with an elevator. We even have an audio tour available with our In Smog and Thunder exhibition. (General information: 949-494-8971) (Laguna Art Museum Home Page)

Los Angeles Convention Center - For parking we have accessibility in the West, South, and Venice garages and there are signs posted inside the garages directing handicapped parkers to the handicapped parking spaces, the spaces are conveniently located near the lobby areas. We also have handicapped spaces available in the outside lot, at South Hall Drive, for oversize vehicles. Patrons can access the entire facility from any of our garages, and the lobbies have elevator signs posted for direction. (General information: 213-741-1151) (LA Convention Center Home Page)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - If you are physically challenged or accompanying a guest who is physically challenged, an elevator is located immediately inside the Wilshire Boulevard entrance of LACMA East. Through our Art for All Programs, we make available auxiliary aids and services, including wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and text versions of audio guide information for seniors, adults, and children with disabilities. Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices are available free of charge and require a photo ID for use at the museum. (Details: 323-857-6000) (LACMA Home Page)

Los Angeles Maritime Museum The museum is ADA Accessible. (General information: 310-548-7618 or TDD: 310-548-2049)

Los Angeles Zoo - The Zoo's Accessibility page contains information regarding wheelchair rentals, Accessibility/Special Needs info, Service Animal notice and waiver. (General information: 323-644-4253)

Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA is committed to providing full and equal enjoyment of its services to all visitors. Both buildings are fully accessible to wheelchairs, and the information centers provide wheelchairs at no charge. A sign-language interpreter is available for groups of five or more upon request; five days' advance notice is required. Additional specific needs or questions can be addressed through the Visitor Services Office at 213-621-1782 or 213-621-1651 (TDD). (Museum of Contemporary Art Home Page)

Performing Arts Center - Wheelchair access, TDD info, numbers to call. Includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Center Theatre Group, the Los Angeles Opera and the Los Angeles Master Chorale as well as special events. The downtown complex includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson Theatre.

Rose Bowl Football Game - Accessible seating is available for people who use wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, four-prong canes, or are accompanied by a service animal. East side concourse tunnels 1-11 and 28, and west side concourse tunnels 12-22 are wheelchair accessible. Please tell the ticket source that accessible seating is required. One companion ticket may be purchased for a seat next to each accessible seat. Additional members of a party cannot be seated in the accessible seating areas.

Tournament of Roses Parade - The City of Pasadena and a volunteer group coordinate three viewing areas along the Parade route that are reserved for people with disabilities. At one of the three viewing areas there is also a section with audio description for the visually impaired and another section with sign interpreters for the hearing impaired. Tickets to the viewing areas are free. No seats are provided; viewers need to bring their own chairs, cushions, stools, etc. (Accessibility and Disability Issues Coordinator: 626-744-4782)

ROSE PARADE INFO: Available space is generally filled by December 15. For information, contact the Accessibility and Disability Issues Coordinator, City of Pasadena, after September 1 at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room 323, Pasadena, CA 91109-7215. (Beginning October 1, application forms may be requested by calling a voice mail box at 626-744-ROSE)

Travel Town - All the indoor and outdoor exhibit areas are accessible to persons in wheelchairs, and the restrooms are accessible as well. Generally speaking, a visit to Travel Town Museum is a self-guided, passive experience; we currently do not have special programs for the hearing or visually impaired. (General information: 323-662-5874) (Travel Town Museum Home Page)

Hammer Museum at UCLA - see the headings "location" and "parking" (on the right side of the page) for accessibility information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to write or call 310-443-7049.

Universal Studios - Many rides, shows, attractions, escalators and parking structures are designed to comfortably accommodate guests in a wheelchair or guests with other disabilities depending on their condition. There are designated guests-with-disabilities entrances for all our attractions in the park. At the Guest Services window, detailed printed informational guides are provided for persons with disabilities. (PDF Download: Rider's Guide for Guests with Disabilities) (More information on Universal Studios Hollywood) (General information: 1-800-UNIVERSAL)

 
 
 
 

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