Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Home to more than 100,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, Mia has something for everyone—for free.

We offer visitor information in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Dakota, and Anishinaabe.


General admission is free; no tickets needed.
Tickets may be required for special events and exhibitions. Reserve online or by phone: 612.870.3000.

Mia provides free special exhibition tickets for active military/veterans and their families. Free special exhibition tickets are also available upon request for individuals needing financial assistance. To receive free special exhibition tickets, please email us at, call us at (612) 870- 3000, or speak to a staff member at the visitor services lobby desk.

Current Museum Hours

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

Entrance, Directions, and Parking

Please enter and exit Mia at the Third Avenue entrance. Mia’s other entrances will remain closed until further notice.

Find the best way to get to Mia as well as parking info. The Third Avenue ramp uses credit cards for entrance and exit; no ticket or receipts given.

Check out our accessibility resources .

Visit our gallery map page or print a gallery map before you visit! Preview, download, or print it now.


Private and public group tours are available. Visit our Tours page to learn more.

Questions About My Visit

Do I need a ticket?

Advanced general admission tickets are no longer required. Tickets will continue to be required for special events and exhibitions.

Are income based tickets available?

General admission to Mia is always free and does not require a ticket. Free special exhibition tickets are available for individuals needing financial assistance. To receive free special exhibition tickets, please email us at, call us at (612) 870-3000, or speak to a staff member at the visitor services lobby desk.

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 fill out our Self-Guided Group Registration Form or 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 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?

Yes! Please visit the Tours page for more information on tour content and scheduling.

Are the Store at Mia and Agra Cafe Open?

Yes! The Store at Mia and 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:

  1. • Verbal or physical abuse or harassment of museum visitors, staff, or volunteers
  2. • Covert and overt hate speech or promotion of current and historical hate groups
  3. • Disrespect of a visitor, staff member, or volunteer’s identity.
  4. • Repeated disruption or intimidation of museum visitors, staff, or volunteers
  5. • Attempted vandalism or theft
  6. • The intentional obstruction of public accessways or prevention of museum staff duties
  7. • 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.

Learn more about our visitor policies here

Experience Mia


Experience Mia’s vast art collection and special exhibitions.

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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.

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Explore the Art

Explore Mia’s collection from home, or visit when you’re here. Bring your device, connect to free WiFi, and start exploring.

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Library and Study Rooms

From artist catalogues raisonnés to special collections, research treasures in the library can best be experienced by visiting the museum in person.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please help us maintain a safe environment for museum visitors and the art. Check out the visit guidelines and frequently asked questions.

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The Store at Mia

Sparking global curiosity by elevating the everyday. Open daily during museum hours and Mondays by appointment.

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Dining at Mia

Enjoy a treat, meal, coffee, cold-pressed juice, wine or craft beer from our locally owned restaurant partner.

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Venue Rental

From weddings to work parties and board meetings to brainstorms, there are many reasons to hold an event at Mia—and many one-of-a-kind spaces from which to choose.

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