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Family Access Day

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Family Access Day at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 | 10am–11:30am(Doors open at 9:45am)

FREE with advance registration.
To register: RSVP online at  or call (415) 920-5040


For more information about directions, parking, or general accessibility questions at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, contact or (415) 655-7856

Families of children with disabilities or other health-care needs and their friends are welcome to join us for an art-filled day, including a multi sensory gallery tour, art studio, musical performance, a clowning workshop, and a Calming Corner room. Our early opening allows families to explore the Museum and have some quiet time. This program is presented in partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, INCLUDE: A program of Jewish LearningWorks, Variety: The Children’s Charity of Northern California, and the Medical Clown Project. 

Calming Corner is a low-sensory atmosphere for families and children needing a calm and less-crowded space during their visit to The CJM. The Calming Corner includes a light table, tactile activities, bean bags, and a reading nook. Designed for children with disabilities and sensory processing needs, but everyone is welcome. Snacks will be provided. 

We also offer noise-cancelling headphones available to borrow during your visit. Please inquire at the check-in desk when you arrive.


Schedule of events:

Art-Making | 10:00 – 11:30am

Clowning Fun | 10:00 – 11:00am

Gallery Activities | 10:00 –11:00 am

Musical Performance: Charity Kahn and Friends | 11:00 - 11:30 am

Calming Corner | 10:00 – 11:30am


For information about Directions to the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Parking Tips

Accessible Parking: There are 7 accessible parking spots available on a first-come first-serve basis in the Jessie Square parking garage directly below The CJM. Parking spaces are also available for vans with an 8ft clearance in the accessible parking section of the Jessie Square garage (1st level on the left of the entrance). Elevators from the parking garage exit on the Jessie Square plaza directly in front of the museum. Accessible parking is also available at several other locations near the museum.

The two closest parking garages are:

Jessie Square Garage
223 Stevenson St., directly below the Museum (left off of 3rd St. onto Stevenson St.)       

 Fifth & Mission Yerba Buena Garage
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833 Mission St. (between 4th St. and 5 St.)

Drop Off/Pick-Up Locations: Visitor drop-off/pick-up is located on Mission Street at the curb-cut in front of The CJM between 3rd and 4th streets.

Restrooms: In addition to accessible public restrooms located on the first and second floors in the Contemporary Jewish Museum, family and gender-neutral restrooms are located on first level, near Wise Sons Deli.

Baby Changing Stations: Baby changing tables and step-stools for children are available on the first and second floor public restrooms. High chairs are available in Wise Sons Deli.

Nursing Mother’s Areas: Breastfeeding is welcome in all areas of the Museum. Additionally, there are areas with comfortable seating. Level 1: video screening nook at the end of our Sala Webb Education Center, in our Zim Zoom Family Room. Level 2: benches at the second floor outside of our YudGallery.

Earlier Event: December 8
Film Class: 'The Flat'
Later Event: December 11
Festival of Lights