Accessibility at the Frye

The Frye Art Museum is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in order to strengthen our organization and our community. The Frye provides a variety of services for visitors stopping by the Museum or participating in in-person or virtual programs to make the most of your experience. We will continue to work on our goal of expanding services in order to offer a rich visitor experience for all. If you have any additional questions about accessibility at the Frye, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM

GETTING TO THE MUSEUM

BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

Public Bus

Routes 3 and 4: James St and 8th Ave

Route 60: 9th Ave and Columbia St

Route 12: Madison St and 9th Ave

View the King County Trip Planner

Learn more about accessibility on King County Metro.


Streetcar

The First Hill Streetcar runs approximately every 10-15 minutes. The nearest stop is Broadway & Marion.

View the First Hill Streetcar schedule


Link Lightrail

Pioneer Square Link Station: 3rd Ave & James St.

Please note, this station is approximately a 15-minute walk from the Museum at a steep incline.

View the Sound Transit Trip Planner

Learn more about accessibility on Sound Transit.

BY CAR

From Southbound I-5
Take the James St exit 165A
Merge onto 6th Ave
Left on Cherry Ave
Left onto Terry Ave


From Northbound I-5

Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/Madison St

Keep right, follow signs for James St

Continue straight onto 7th Ave

Right on James St

Left on Terry Ave

DROP-OFF AREA

Note: Street access and parking on Terry Ave and Columbia St is currently limited due to ongoing construction.

The Frye Art Museum is wheelchair accessible. Two designated load/unload spaces are located at the main Terry Ave entrance, as well as two additional spaces at the Columbia St doors. Designated disabled parking spaces are available to the public on first-come-first-served basis in our private parking lot on the west side of Terry Ave near our Columbia St doors. There are two designated wheelchairs available at the main entrance. For assistance during public hours, please call 206 432 8219.

PARKING

Paid public street parking is available along Terry Ave, 9th Ave, Columbia St, Marion St, and Cherry St. There are also several paid parking lots nearby the Museum, including the Cabrini Tower Parking Garage at 1010 Marion St; Impark Lot at 815 9th Ave; and Swedish Hospital Marion & Minor Garage. Other paid parking lots are available throughout First Hill.

MOVING THROUGH THE MUSEUM


Download a PDF version of the map.

The Frye’s galleries, restrooms, and facilities are designed in accordance with ADA specifications. A ramp leads visitors to the Museum’s front entrance, where power-assisted doors are available, and the Museum’s galleries, Auditorium, Café Frieda, and Store are located on a single floor.

At the Visitor Services Desk, we also provide the following complimentary rentals on a first-come-first-served basis:

Learn more about the Frye’s COVID-19 Response.

ELEVATORS

Elevators provide access to spaces with stairs, including the Art Studio and Administrative Offices.

GALLERY EXPERIENCE

The museum is quietest between 11 am and 1 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Please note that there tends to be a higher number of visitors on the weekends and holidays.

Lighting in the galleries may be dimmed for some exhibitions for display or conservation purposes.

Learn more about the Frye’s COVID-19 Response.

SEATING

Benches are located throughout the Museum. Mobility scooters are permitted in the galleries.

RESTROOMS

Frye Art Museum has two all-gender restrooms in the hallway by the Museum Store. Men’s and women’s restrooms are located past the Auditorium near the Columbia St. doors. All restrooms are fully accessible.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Trained service dogs are welcome to assist visitors in the Museum. Pets are not allowed.

CLOSED CAPTIONING & TRANSCRIPTS

Some exhibition videos have closed captioning in English. If a video does not have closed captioning, transcripts are available.

LISTENING DEVICES

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for all programs and events in the Frye’s Auditorium. A new set of ear buds is provided for each use. Please ask a staff member for assistance upon check-in.

CREATIVE AGING PROGRAMS

The Frye offers a range of programs for older adults and adults living with dementia and their care partners. Learn more.