Plan Your Visit
Being open at this time means adhering to guidelines endorsed by the CDC, State of Minnesota, and City of Minneapolis. We look forward to seeing you soon. We are monitoring the guidelines in real-time and making adjustments as needed.
In alignment with the CDC guidance and with the lifting of the State of Minnesota and City of Minneapolis mask mandates, Mia will no longer require vaccinated visitors and staff to wear masks inside the museum.
However, following CDC guidance, we strongly recommend face masks for visitors and staff who are not fully vaccinated.
Current Museum Hours
Entrance, Directions, and Parking
Please enter and exit Mia at the Third Avenue entrance. Mia’s other entrances will remain closed until further notice. Click here to find the best way to get to Mia and for parking info. The Third Avenue ramp offers a touchless experience. Check out our accessibility resources here.
Mia will no longer require vaccinated visitors and staff to wear masks inside the museum. However, following CDC guidance, we strongly recommend face masks for visitors and staff who are not fully vaccinated.
Social distancing is no longer required. But we have plenty of space–over 545,000 square feet–to spread out in the museum.
Please wash and/or sanitize your hands before touching merchandise in The Store. Sanitizer is available throughout the building.
Tours and Groups
The Purcell-Cutts house will remain closed to the public until further notice. Group tours of the museum collection are offered virtually; learn more here. Onsite group tours will resume in 2022.
Implementation of cleaning risk mitigation strategies and disinfection of public spaces and frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, vending machines, push plates, stair rails, restroom fixtures, countertops, faucet handles, and water fountains will remain an elevated priority. Designated custodial staff will focus on frequently touched surfaces utilizing EPA registered disinfectants, based on OSHA standards, CDC directives, and MDH recommendations.
In addition to custodial best practices, engineering controls will be implemented for exposure reduction solutions, such as increasing HVAC ventilation and enhanced air filter supply exchange circulation.
Questions About My Visit
Do I need a ticket?
A ticket is required to enter Mia as a way of controlling capacity and maintaining social distancing. General admission tickets are free and timed.
Do I have to bring my own mask?
Mia will no longer require vaccinated visitors and staff to wear masks inside the museum. However, following CDC guidance, we strongly recommend you bring your own face mask if you are not fully vaccinated.
Is social distancing being enforced?
While social distancing is no longer required, there’s still plenty of space–over 545,000 square feet–for you to spread out in the museum.
Are group visits possible?
Group visits are now welcome. If you’re planning a visit with more than 10 people, please call ahead: 612.870.3000.
Can I check my coat and bag?
Yes! A self-serve coat check is available. Please be aware that Mia is not responsible for articles checked, their contents, or for any items left overnight. Any bags larger than 15 in. x 15 in. will not be allowed in the museum and must be checked. For security reasons, we reserve the right to inspect all items carried into or out of the museum.
Are audio guides still available?
Mia will not be renting out devices on site. Please visit artsmia.org/explore on your personal device to access Audio Stops, ArtStories, and additional content to explore in Mia’s collection. You can see if an object has an audio guide by typing in the accession number or title into the search box. You can also look for a colored sticker on labels. Type the number into the search box to find the audio.
Are there public tours?
Mia is currently offering virtual public collections and book tours; you can sign up here. For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, we are not able to offer onsite tours at this time.
Onsite tours will resume in 2022.
Is the Store at Mia open?
Yes! The Store at Mia is open Thursday-Sunday, 11am – 5pm.
Is the Agra Cafe open?
Yes! The Agra Culture Cafe will be open museum hours.
What are your visitor policies?
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is committed to creating a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for all of its visitors, staff, and volunteers. To maintain this safe space and promote respect for everyone at Mia, we insist that all visitors to the museum refrain from the following:
- • Verbal or physical abuse or harassment of museum visitors, staff, or volunteers
- • Covert and overt hate speech or promotion of current and historical hate groups
- • Disrespect of a visitor, staff member, or volunteer’s identity.
- • Repeated disruption or intimidation of museum visitors, staff, or volunteers
- • Attempted vandalism or theft
- • The intentional obstruction of public accessways or prevention of museum staff duties
- • Refusal to follow visitor policies or directions of museum staff
If this behavior is observed by, or reported to, Mia staff, the visitor will be subject to direction including but not limited to being asked to leave or trespassed from the property. Final decision of discipline is at the discretion of Mia Security staff.
Lean more about our visitor policies here
Accessibility and Inclusion
Mia believes in making art accessible to all people. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming space by removing barriers to participation and fostering an inclusive environment.