Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is committed to making its programs accessible for all visitors.

We are working to make its galleries, gardens and facilities accessible. However, Snug Harbor is a 180 year old historic site and some areas present challenges to those with ambulatory disabilities.


Three parking lots have designated spaces for visitors who are mobility challenged. Visitors in wheelchairs can enter all areas of Snug Harbor’s campus, but must contact admission staff at (718) 448-2500 to enter the formal gardens, which includes the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden. Visitors in wheelchairs are instructed to use caution when entering narrow, rough, uneven or steep garden paths.

Education Programs

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden provides numerous learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Education programs can be adapted for students with special needs.

When scheduling a school visit to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, please contact us at (718) 425-3511 about the learning or physical needs of your students.

Guided Tours and Public Programs

Tours with a dedicated guide are available for groups of 15 to 25 people for $200 for adults and schools/$150 seniors and Title 1 Schools. Considerations may be made for smaller groups. Guided tours are available for exhibitions and gardens to ensure that individuals with a range of abilities can experience Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Tours tailored to visitors with physical or developmental challenges can also be arranged. Call the Education Department (718) 425-3511 for more information.

Visitor Services

The Visitor Center is accessible by wheelchair. An elevator that provides access to the art galleries is also located in an Administrative Building, Building G, Shinbone Alley. Visitors must pay admission in advance at the Visitor Center, Main Hall, to obtain access to elevator into art galleries.


Uniformed Park Rangers patrol the grounds and can help direct visitors to appropriate facilities and resources. Contact a Ranger at 718-816-9691, wait for a few beeps, then speak.


Restrooms for use by our visitors in wheelchairs are located in Building G.

Contact Us

For questions or comments about accessibility at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, please contact us (718) 448-2500 or