Accessibility at the museum

We want to ensure all families feel welcome at Minnesota Children’s Museum and we strive to make the museum accessible and safe for all members of our community. We understand that, sometimes, extra support can help kids fully participate. To make that happen, we’ve developed resources to help foster full inclusion at the museum.

Pal Place resources make attractions more accessible to children and others with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Every exhibit in the museum is designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Visual Stimulation

Sprouts, Tip Top Terrace, and the reading areas have some of the lowest visual stimulation levels in the museum.

Break Rooms

Small, quiet break rooms with low levels of visual stimulation are located on the first floor near Super Awesome Adventures and on the second floor in Sprouts. Use these to take breaks with your child.

Easy Entrance and Exit

If driving, park on the third floor of the World Trade Center ramp for the easiest way to enter/exit the museum. It has skyway access to the museum’s box office. You can avoid using stairs/elevators in the ramp by parking on the fourth floor and following “exit” signs to the third floor.

Personal Care Attendants

Personal Care Attendants are welcome to attend the museum for free when accompanying the the person they assist.

Resources Available

Visual Timers: Check out a timer at the box office, so your child knows when it is time to transition to the next activity.

Noise-Reducing Headphones: Available for check out at the box office.

Universal Cuffs: Available for check out at the box office.

Special thanks to disability and inclusion expert, Kai Gunty, from the University of Minnesota for his dedication, guidance and partnership.

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