Plan Your Visit
Welcome back to Mia, whenever you’re comfortable visiting us. Our galleries are open, with all the recommended precautions—plus a few others—in place. Remember our “No touching the art” signs? And our friendly security guards? They’re still here, along with firm new protocols to keep visitors, staff, and the collection safe. Being open at this time means adhering to guidelines endorsed by the CDC, Department of Agriculture, and American Alliance of Museums.
The specific actions we’re taking to protect museum visitors and staff are outlined below. We look forward to seeing you, safely, in the galleries. We will carefully and continually monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real-time and make further adjustments as needed. We offer visitor information in Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
Current Museum Hours
Special hours are reserved for older adults and those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk. If you do not identify with these groups, we ask that you visit at other times.
Entrance, Directions, and Parking
Please enter and exit Mia at the 3rd 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 requires face masks for visitors and staff. Per Emergency Regulation, The City of Minneapolis currently requires anyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask in public spaces.
Social distancing required. Please stay at least 6 feet away from other visitors at all times. We will monitor all public spaces to facilitate social distancing; and have installed signage throughout the facility to encourage and remind visitors to practice social distancing.
To allow for proper social distancing, we will be operating at 50% capacity or less, and staff will be monitoring the number of visitors in and out of our smaller galleries and other public spaces. Please take turns in small galleries and allow space for other visitors.
Some areas of Mia will be restricted to one-way flow. Please observe and follow the directions of all signage and floor graphics. Stairways and elevators may be restricted to up-only or down-only movement as well. Elevator use is restricted to one group at a time.
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 will be discontinued until further notice. Group gatherings are limited to less than 10 people until further notice.
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.
Are there any restrictions for visitors?
Yes. We ask that all visitors donn a mask prior to entering the building. Per Emergency Regulation, The City of Minneapolis currently requires anyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask in public spaces.
Do I have to bring my own mask?
Yes. Please observe and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between your groups and others in the building.
Is social distancing being enforced?
Timed entry into the museum will be enforced.
Be aware and on time for your reserved entry time. Late arrivals (after 15 minutes) may not be able to enter the museum based on capacity. Luggage and similar large sized items will not be permitted in the museum and should be left in another secure location as Mia’s Coat Check is closed.
Are group visits possible?
Group visits are not currently available. We ask that you reserve your visit in groups of less than 10.
Can I check my coat and bag?
Coat check will be closed and unavailable to visitors. Please consider bringing to the museum only those items you are willing to carry throughout your visit. For safety 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?
At this time, Mia has suspended in-person public tours. Please visit more.artsmia.org to access Audio Stops, ArtStories, and additional content to explore in Mia’s collection
Is the Store at Mia open?
Yes! The Store at Mia will be open during museum hours.
Is the Agra Cafe open?
Yes! The Agra Culture Cafe will be open museum hours. The Mezzanine restaurant will remain closed until further notice.
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, fostering an inclusive environment.