“Inspiring wonder through the power of art. The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures.”
Parking and Transportation
Visitor drop-off/pick-up is located at the Third Avenue entrance circle
drive. Accessible parking is available at several locations near the
Service animals such as guide dogs are permitted to assist
Fully accessible restrooms are on every floor, as indicated by signs.
Please refer to the visitor’s museum map for specific locations. The
Family Center restroom on the first floor offers a private facility in
which a companion may assist you.General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
- Wheelchair hire available
- Toilet - accessible grab rails
- Toilet - accessible toilet flush
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please
call 612.870.3000 at least 24 hours before your visit to reserve a
wheelchair. Mia also welcomes your personal walkers, wheelchairs,
and scooters. Pillsbury Auditorium is accessible by ramp and has a
limited number of wheelchair positions.Vision accessibility features:
- Audio description services
Detailed verbal descriptions of artwork for people who are blind or have low vision are available here through your own device or by checking out an iPod at the 3rd Avenue and 24th Street entrances (Note: the 24th street entrance is closed from October through May).Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
- Sign language assistance or interpretation services
- Captioning services
Most videos for special exhibitions are closed-captioned.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices, including neck loops, are available at no
charge for tours and public programs in Pillsbury Auditorium. You
may request one for tours at the Information Desk on the first floor,
and for programs at the entrance to the Pillsbury Auditorium.
An ASL interpreter can be requested free of charge for any private
tour or public program.Intellectual/Social Information:
Mia is proud to offer three Social Narratives designed for members of the neurodiverse community. Intended to increase comfort while visiting the museum, these illustrated documents are useful tools for anyone planning a trip to Mia. You’ll find versions for guided school groups, families, and adults and teens. Each is available electronically and by request at Mia’s Third Avenue entrance.
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