The Minnesota History Center is accessible to visitors with disabilities or strollers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas including the 3M Auditorium.
Front and rear row seating is available for visitors using wheelchairs. Please arrive early to reach this area before programs begin. Visitor Services staff are available to assist you.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices are available for all programs in the 3M Auditorium.
Exhibits often have hands-on displays which may be of interest to visitors who are visually impaired.
For your information, the lighting in the exhibit galleries are dimmed to protect the collections.
Limited disability parking
is available free of charge (with permit) at the parking meters when you pull into the History Center drive. Additional disability parking is available for a fee in our parking lot.
All public restrooms include accessible facilities and diaper changing stations. A private room is available for nursing mothers; inquire at the ticketing desk on first floor.
Service animals such as guide dogs are permitted to assist museum visitors.
Sign Language Interpreters
ASL interpreters are available for school groups, special programs and events upon request with minimum 3 weeks notice. Call 651-259-3400 for more information.
Visitors with Autism
The Minnesota History Center is committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our staff has received training to better understand and assist with the challenges and opportunities that may arise during a visit. To help families prepare for a visit, we've partnered with the Autism Society of Minnesota
(AuSM) to create a Social Story you can download here
. Earplugs are available by request at the information desk and staff can direct you to the designated quiet space during your visit. MNHS thanks the Autism Society of Minnesota for their valuable guidance, training, and partnership.
Wheelchairs and Strollers
Wheelchairs and strollers are available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis from the ticketing desk on the first floor. Electric scooters are also available with valid ID.