In consideration of the health and welfare of visitors, volunteers, and staff, Mia is temporarily closed to the public. Learn more here.

All Are Welcome

General admission is free and everyone is welcome. Always.


Mia is a world class art museum near downtown Minneapolis. Housing over 90,000 works of art and representing more than 5,000 years of world art and culture the Minneapolis Institute of Art welcomes everyone and offers free daily museum admission.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm


2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Please note that Mia has two entrances. The 3rd ave entrance is accessible and open year round. The 24th street grand staircase entrance is open in the summer months.


Public Transit

Mia is located along Metro Transit route #11. A number of other bus lines run within blocks of the museum. You can use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to find the best route.


There is free street parking available around Mia and paid parking in lots and ramps. Download a parking map as a printable PDF.


At Mia you’re invited to explore the vast permanent collections of art from ancient to contemporary, Asian to African and to explore special exhibitions around the museum. General admission is free: no reservations required.
Special exhibitions, classes, and some talks and special events do require tickets: reservations are recommended.

Check out what we have on view!

Bring the Kids

Children and families are always welcome at Mia. Make use of our free drop-in family play space which includes kids books and toys as well as a family restroom and nursing room. We also offer free monthly Family Day events (on the second Sunday of each month) where your family can enjoy art-making, storytelling, scavenger hunts designed for kids, and more. We’re a big museum, so to make life easier we provide strollers to borrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take pictures?
Yes. But we ask that you 1) Keep your flash turned off 2) Check the label: if the work is on loan photography is not permitted. Unsure if it’s on loan? Ask a guard!

Is there food at Mia?
Yes. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Agra Culture Cafe. You’re also welcome to bring your own food to eat in our first floor lobby! (No food or beverages allowed beyond the first floor in the galleries)

What can I bring into Mia?
Small purses can be carried into the museum, but backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas must be left at the free coat check.

Does Mia have wifi?
Yes. Mia offers free wifi (Username: Mia-Guest, no password needed)

Can I sketch in the galleries?
Yes. You can use either lead or colored pencils (pens are not permitted) in the galleries, no problem! Just be sure to bring a lapboard or clipboard as floors, walls, or pedestals cannot be used as support when sketching. While in the galleries and moving through, please carry your materials carefully. Keep those pencils in check!

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, reservations are accepted at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. Please call, (612) 870-3000, to reserve a wheelchair in advance of your visit.

Assisted Listening Devices:
Assisted listening devices, including neck loops, are available for use at no fee for tours and public programs in Pillsbury Auditorium. You may request one for tours at the Information Desk on the first floor or for programs at the entrance to the Pillsbury Auditorium.

Fully accessible restrooms are indicated by signs and located on all floors. Please refer to the visitor’s museum map for their locations. The Family Center restroom on the first floor offers a private facility in which a companion may assist you.

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