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.

You can also learn more about museum tours, including sensory experiences, or read about Mia’s approach to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility [insert link]. If you experience accessibility issues while visiting Mia, please contact our Visitor Experience team .


Verbal Description

Detailed verbal descriptions of artwork for people who are blind or have low vision are available here [link] or through your own device (via the links below? what links?) 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).



Read more about public transportation to the museum.



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.



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.


Closed Captioning

Most videos for special exhibitions are closed-captioned.


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:


Visitors who have memory loss, their friends, and care partners may request Discover Your Story tours.

Generous support for Discover Your Story provided by:


Members of the neurodiverse community may request a Social Narrative before their visit.


Pillsbury Auditorium

Accessible by ramp, the auditorium has a limited number of wheelchair positions.



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.


Service Animals

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


Gallery Lighting

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


Request for Accommodation

If you’d like to request an accommodation or a custom tour in advance of your visit, download a Request for Accommodation form »


Additional aids and services are available upon request.


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.

Sandy Larson

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

Hours normally available: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.