“Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings.”
"Accessible parking is available at Vineland Place Parking Ramp with a direct connection to the Walker Art Center. Note that the parking ramp entrance is 8 feet 2 inches high. For vehicles larger than this height, we recommend the surface lot, which is adjacent to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden."
American Sign Language Interpretation
The Walker is happy to provide American Sign Language interpretation with at least two weeks’ notice.
The Visitor Services desk in the Main Lobby is equipped with an induction hearing loop that directly transmits sound to hearing aids or cochlear implants with a T-coil copper wire. Please turn your device to “T.”
Assistive Listening Devices are available at the box office for all events in the Walker Cinema, the Bentson Mediatheque, and the McGuire Theater.
You can find two all-gender restrooms (single-stall, locking) in the corridor between the parking garage and the Bazinet Lobby. Men’s and women’s restrooms, as well as a family restroom, are located on the lower level, next to the Art Lab.
The Walker is happy to provide braille materials with at least two weeks’ notice.
The Walker is happy to provide open captioning with at least two weeks’ notice.
Service animals are welcome at the Walker.
Verbal Description Services
The Walker is happy to provide verbal description services with at least two weeks’ notice.General accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
The Walker is accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs or prefer to avoid stairs. All entrances and public areas are accessible.
Visitors with disabilities may use mobility devices, including manual and electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and manually powered mobility aids in all areas. Visitors may borrow manual wheelchairs from the Visitor Services desk located in the Main Lobby at a first-come, first-served basis.
When navigating the Gallery Tower, please note the main elevator provides access to Galleries 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7. For visitors who use wheelchairs or prefer to avoid stairs, Galleries 2 and 5 can be reached via the accessible elevators, whose entrances are located on floors 3 and 6, respectively. The accessible elevator has space for the visitor in a wheelchair, in addition to one person standing or one service animal.Vision accessibility features:
Hearing accessibility features:
- Audible or braille signage
- Audio description services
Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
- Sign language assistance or interpretation services
- Captioning services
On the second Sunday of each month, the Walker hosts Sensory Friendly Sunday from 8 am to 11 am. Please call 612.375.7564 with questions about the sensory experiences of our current exhibitions.
Need a little extra support for sensory needs? The Walker is proud to offer sensory packs for checkout. Designed for visitors with autism spectrum disorders to make their visit more enjoyable, the backpacks include noise-reduction headphones, fidget toys, sunglasses, a coloring book, and colored pencils.
Packs are free to check out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Main Lobby desk. Visitors are required to leave a valid driver’s license or keys while using the pack.
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