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Accessibility and Inclusion


Mia believes in making art accessible to all people. Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are among our core values, which are reflected by our trustees, staff, volunteers, and policies. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming space by removing barriers to participation, fostering an inclusive environment, and recognizing the wisdom, knowledge, and creativity within every community.

You can read more about Mia’s approach to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. If you experience accessibility issues while visiting Mia, please contact our Visitor Experience team at or 888.642.2787 (Toll Free).

Services for Visitors with Disabilities

Everyone’s welcome. Mia aims to make its exhibitions and programs accessible
to all visitors with the help of the following services and amenities.

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
museum. See map for parking locations. Read more about public
transportation to the museum.



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.

Closed Captioning

Most videos for special exhibitions are closed-captioned.

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Service Animals

Service animals such as guide dogs are permitted to assist
museum visitors.

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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.

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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.

Generous support for assisted listening devices provided by:

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Social Narratives

Members of the neurodiverse community can access a Social
Narrative before their visit.

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ASL Interpretation

An ASL interpreter can be requested free of charge for any private
tour or public program. Request accommodation using the Request for Accommodation Form.

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Verbal Description

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).

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Gallery Lighting

Lighting in the photographs, manuscripts, prints, and drawings
galleries is dimmed to protect the art.

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Request for Accommodation

Additional aids and services are available upon request. If you’d like to request an accommodation or a custom tour in advance of your visit, download a form. Request for Accommodation Form»

Public Notice

The Minneapolis Institute of Art does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act nondiscrimination law of 1990 and, as appropriate, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.

Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding accessibility may be forwarded to the person listed below. Hours normally available: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

Sandy Larson
Head of Human Resources
2400 Third Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55404


Multi-Faith Prayer + Contemplation Space

Mia has a Multi-Faith Prayer + Contemplation Room on the first floor. The room is a place for spiritual refreshment, exploration, and counsel for people of any religious or spiritual persuasion, or of none at all. Designed to be conducive to individual prayer and meditation, the room contains appropriate facilities to accommodate prayer times for participants of a variety of traditions.