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National Deaf Life Museum
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Special Exhibition Left Behind: HIV/AIDS and the Deaf CommunityOpen during regular museum hours through December 1, 2023
We are pleased that you are planning to visit the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University. Our exhibits cover the rich history of Gallaudet University over its 150-year span, plus other feature narratives about Deaf history, culture, and language. This page is a guide to help you plan your visit, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us using the form below.
During the Summer 2023 semester, we are operating with limited staffing. The museum is open from 10-4 Monday through Friday. The desk will be staffed during the following hours:
We welcome appointments to meet with staff outside of these times. Book an appointment today. Note: We are closed during the weekends and when Gallaudet University is closed.
Tips: The exhibits have QR Codes to view video footage. Download a QR Reader app on your smart phone. iPhone camera can access QR codes.
Braille and Large Print books, with visual description and text of the exhibition, are available for DeafBlind and Blind visitors.
Wheelchair access: Facing Florida Avenue, there is an elevator is located between Chapel Hall and Fowler Hall. From the Mall side, a ramp is located at Chapel Hall.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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