Social Story: A Visit to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

the exterior of the deCordova store, covered in snow
a birds eye view of the deCordova parking lot in the winter

On my visit to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, our car will park in an open parking lot. There will be a few different buildings around the parking lot.  When we drove into the parking lot, we saw a lot of different sculptures that we can look at, but not touch.

a large brown house known as the carriage studio

Carriage House Exterior

an interior room for art making with green walls and tables

Carriage House Studio

If we are here for a program, we will meet everyone at the Carriage House. The Carriage House is a brown building that looks like a house, near the parking lot.

If we are here to explore, we can start in front of the Store and Café.  The store and café are in a small brown building with toys in the window. We will stay outside, unless our grown-up says its ok to go inside.

If there are maps at the Store, we can follow the family friendly route.

The maps show us where different sculptures are.  I will look, but not touch the sculptures.

a large see through sculpture

A large sculpture you can run in and out of in the Park

There is a lot of space to run around the sculptures. If my grown up says its ok, we can run around the grass, but not touch the sculptures.

When we are all done outside, we can go inside.  The inside has a lot of art, that we can look at, but not touch.  We can only touch if we are in the Lab or the Process Gallery.

We will enter the Museum through the front door.  Someone will check in with us at the front desk. We can then take stairs or an elevator up to the museum.

The Process Gallery

On the third floor, we will find the Process Gallery,  in the Process Gallery we can explore and touch.

The Process Gallery helps us learn more about the art on view in the museum.


The Lab

On the fourth floor, we will find The Lab, we can access the fourth floor by taking an elevator or taking some stairs.

In the Lab we can look with our eyes and hands and learn more about some of the exhibits on view.