Accessible-Friendly Things to Do in Norfolk

Find the most accessible things to do throughout our city

From the Elizabeth River Trail, an outdoor 10.5 mile paved pathway, to our top attractions offering free admission or wheel chair rentals, Norfolk offers great accessibility to all. 

Virginia Zoo

Free admissions for any individual with a disability + 1 companion and $12 for manual wheelchair rental and $30 for members/ $35 for nonmembers electric wheelchair rental.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Free wheelchair rental (with admissions). We have 175 beautiful acres to discover and 7 miles of paved paths. We have beautiful collections of roses, camellias, crapemyrtles and a very popular Butterfly House and 3-acre Children’s Garden. We are surrounded by water on three sides and we are one of...

Catch a Baseball Game at Harbor Park

Harbor Park contains 250 handicap seats which are accessible throughout Harbor Park. In order to assure that the required number of seats can be obtained, the Tides request that you purchase them in advance of game day. All Rest Rooms are ADA accessible and are equipped with Diaper Changing...

The Attucks Theatre

The Attucks Theatre, a historic African American theatre built in 1919, is the...

Barry Art Museum

Positioned at the gateway to the University, the Barry Art Museum beckons the campus...

Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64)

Located next to Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last...

Chartway Arena

The Chartway Arena is a 9,100-seat multi-purpose arena located on the campus of Old...

Chrysler Hall

Since its grand opening in 1972 Chrysler Hall, in downtown Norfolk, has served as...

Chrysler Museum of Art and Perry Glass Studio

The Chrysler Museum of Art is a cultural enclave includes more than 30,000 original...

Elizabeth River Trail

The Elizabeth River Trail–Atlantic City Spur runs for 10.5 miles between...

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, located inside Nauticus, is an accredited museum...

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

The Hermitage Foundation Museum and Gardens consists of an early 20th century...

L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

One of the area's newest concert halls, the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center...

MacArthur Memorial

Beautifully landscaped MacArthur Square in downtown Norfolk is the site of the four...

Nauticus Museum

Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown,...

Norfolk Kayak Rentals

Norfolk Kayak Rentals offers a unique way to explore the beautiful Lafayette River....

The NorVa

The NorVa, more than 80 years old, was renovated in 1998. Known by its patrons for...

Scope Arena

Scope Arena’s Exhibition Halls are the perfect setting for your large event. With...

Virginia Opera Association / Harrison Opera House

To experience opera in Norfolk is to savor it in surroundings of grand elegance at...

Wells Theatre

The Father of Vaudeville in the Southeast, Jake Wells built the Granby Theatre in...