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Disabled Visitor Resources for San Diego Attractions

No visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to our world-class attractions. From accessible parking spaces and restrooms to TDD telephones and wheelchair ramps, these locations are working to continually increase accessibility and enjoyment for everyone.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

  • The Birch has designated handicapped parking spaces as well as the option of curbside pickup and dropoff in the traffic circle near the ticket booth. All of the aquarium is wheelchair accessible; ramps are available at Tide Pool Plaza and the rest of the facility is on one level.
  • Visitors who would like to borrow a wheelchair should proceed to the Guest Services Office

Cabrillo National Monument:

  • Accessible interpretive center
  • Vehicle admission fee is waived for US citizens with American Eagle cards or visible disabilities, disabled license plate or placard, or a note from a doctor
  • Accessible restrooms, unisex restroom, text and public pay phones available
  • NOTE: Accessible parking spaces are not on accessible routes; there is a steep grade to get to the lighthouse, which is not accessible.

Fleet Science Center:

  • Seniors Day first Monday of each month
  • Accessible restrooms, listening devices, and wheelchair seating
  • Subtitles for hearing impaired for some shows; daily captioned screening available

Legoland California:

  • Most attractions at the park are accessible to disabled guests
  • Special accommodations available for those with visual and hearing disabilities
  • Wheelchairs are available for rental (no reservations accepted)
  • Disabled parking is available in the park's Upper Lot
  • ASL interpreters are available for the park's live shows with two weeks' notice
  • An Assisted Access Pass is available for visitors who are unable to access a ride through the standard queue
  • View Legoland's full Access Guide here

Museum of Photographic Arts:

  • Bilingual exhibition text (English/Spanish)
  • ADA compliant ramp at main entrance
  • ADA compliant automatic entry doors
  • Accessible parking available in adjacent lots
  • Wheelchair available upon request
  • Portable seating available upon request
  • Subtitles offered on selected exhibition audio-visuals
  • ASL tours offered every exhibition. ASL group tours are also available on request with three weeks advanced notice
  • Quarterly guided tours offered for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia and caregiver
  • Electronic low vision magnifier available for exhibition text panels

San Diego Zoo:

  • The entire zoo is a KultureCity Certified Sensory Inclusive Location, denoting trained staff and volunteers plus the availability of “sensory bags” (which contain calming items), quiet areas and other accommodations for those with special needs. A detailed “social story” is also available for pre-visit familiarization.
  • Accessible Parking, Restrooms, and telephones (TDD)
  • Wheelchair and scooter rentals located inside Zoo entrance
  • ASL interpreters are available with one week notice (call ext. 4318)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Braille guides are available at Guest Service
  • View the Zoo's full accessibility guide here.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park:

  • Like its sister park, the Zoo, the Safari Park has partnered with KultureCity to assist guests with developmental disabilities.
  • Caregivers admitted free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Accessibility guides and scripts available
  • Wheelchair and scooter rentals
  • ASL interpreters available with one week notice
  • Lift shuttles around park availabl
  • View the Safari Park's full accessibility guide here.

SeaWorld San Diego:

  • Excellent accessibility, including accessible rides
  • Service animals welcome, and pet services available
  • Wheelchair and scooter rentals
  • Special accommodation or tours with 2 weeks notice
  • ASL interpreters are provided the first Saturday of each month at designated shows and exhibits
  • Written show descriptions and audio devices are availabl
  • The park has a Special Access Program for those whose conditions make it difficult to wait in line for rides
  • Consult SeaWorld's full Access Guide for details on additional services.

Sesame Place San Diego:

  • This “Sesame Street”-themed attraction is the first theme park on the West Coast to be designated a Certified Autism Center
  • Young visitors also may get a chance to meet 4-year-old Julia, a bright and friendly “Sesame Street” character who has autism
  • Accessible parking spaces are available directly in front of the main entrance for guests with a valid permit for disability parking
  • Standard and electric wheelchairs are available to rent.
  • ASL interpreters are available for the park's live shows with two weeks' notice.
  • Restaurants, shops and other services are wheelchair accessible

USS Midway Museum:

  • Audio tours available
  • Tour scripts available
  • Free loaner wheelchairs
  • Accessible and van parking available
  • Elevators to hangar bays and flight deck, as well as second deck
  • Accessible restrooms
  • ADA directional signage
  • Virtual movie area provides insight to inaccessible areas of the ship

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