The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing


ASL Interpretation

ASL Interpretation is available upon request with advance notice of your planned visit. Please send voluntary accommodation requests to accessprogramming@hmns.org, fax to 713-639-4681, or call 713-639-4620. Certified ASL interpreters are often not available on short notice. As a result, sufficient advance notice—ideally no less than 14 days—is requested.


Wortham Giant Screen Theater

Closed Captioning:
Our Dolby CaptiView closed caption viewing system provides accessibility for guests who are deaf and hard of hearing. Use of the set is free of charge. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket if you need a set. There are 8 units available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be used at any seat.
Assisted Listening Devices:
Our Listen Technologies assistive listening system provides accessibility for guests who are hard of hearing. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket if you need a set. There are 10 assistive listening devices available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be used at any seat.
Please note – Closed captioning and assistive listening availability is subject to the content made available from distributors. Not every film is enabled with the content necessary for closed captioning and/or assistive listening. Please ask an HMNS staff member when purchasing your GST ticket if closed captioning and/or and assistive listening is available for the film of your choice.


Burke Baker Planetarium:

Open captioning and/or printed transcripts are available for each show, upon request. Please send voluntary accommodation requests to accessprogramming@hmns.org, fax to 713-639-4681, or call 713-639-4620 ideally a week in advance of your planned visit.

 

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