Arts & Accessibility

Through tours and hands-on workshops delivered by trained professionals, these programs are designed to accommodate learners regardless of physical or mental ability.

Customized SMoCA Tours for Diverse Learners
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Free; registration required


Museum tours are formatted to make the art accessible for diverse learners. Whether your students thrive in a sensory-friendly environment, require an interpreter for language barriers or access learning through differentiated instruction, we will work with you to meet the learning needs of your group. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to learn more about how the Museum can best serve everyone exploring the arts.

All ages welcome
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A Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 9:15 a.m. – Noon     This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Free; registration required


This annual half-day field trip offers a safe, friendly environment for elementary-aged children with various disabilities to create art in a fun and festive outdoor setting.

Grades K–5

Program contact:

Detour Company Theatre
Jan. 6–8, 2017       This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
June 2–4, 2017
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Free; donations welcome
The cast of Detour Company Theatre, comprised of adults with developmental and other challenges, including deafness, blindness and autism, embrace the magic of musical theater. In 2017, Detour will present a winter and spring musical (to be announced). Visit for more information.