The 60,000-square foot Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
After guests enter the Museum and receive their Visitor Credential, the Museum path starts with an elevator ride that takes all guests to the top floor. From there, a ramped path winds progressively downward to the main floor creates a parallel visit experience for all guests on the journey through 12 interactive galleries.
The Museum is one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world, designed so all guests experience the Museum the same way. Some of the inclusive designs and assistive technologies include open captions, audio-description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, accessible exhibit spaces with ramped experiences and more. Team USA athletes were involved and consulted throughout the project to achieve our goal of authentic experience and inclusive design. The Museum is ADA compliant throughout.