Services for Visitors with Disabilities

Everyone’s welcome.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art offers services that make museum programs and exhibitions accessible to all visitors. We welcome you! Services and amenities for visitors with disabilities are summarized below:

Visitor drop-off/pick-up is located at the Third Avenue entrance circle drive. Accessible parking is available at several locations near the museum.

Map of parking locations »

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.

closed-captionedClosed Captioning
Most videos for special exhibitions are closed-captioned.

assistive-listeningAssisted 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.

Allianz and Starkey Hearing Foundation logos


Visitors who have memory loss, their friends, and care partners may request Discover Your Story tours. We are proud to offer three Social Narratives for members of the neurodiverse community.

Generous support for Discover Your Story provided by:   Allianz Logo

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

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-dogService 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 »

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.

Name: Sandy Larson
Head of Human Resources
Address: 2400 Third Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Telephone #: (612) 870-3090

Hours normally available: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.