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The Walker Art Center welcomes visitors of all abilities to engage with the visual, performing, and media arts of our time.

American Sign Language Interpretation

The Walker is happy to provide American Sign Language Interpretation with at least two week’s advance notice. Please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

Wheelchairs

The Walker is accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs or prefer to avoid stairs. All entrances and public areas are accessible.
 
Visitors with disabilities may use mobility devices, including manual and electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and manually powered mobility aids in all areas. Visitors may borrow manual wheelchairs from the Visitors Service desk located in the Main Lobby at a first-come, first-served basis.

When navigating the Gallery Tower, please note the main elevator provides access to Galleries 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7.  For visitors who use wheelchairs or prefer to avoid stairs, Galleries 2 and 5 can be reached via the accessible elevators, whose entrances are located on floors 3 and 6, respectively. The accessible elevator has space for the visitor in a wheelchair, in addition to 1 person standing or 1 service animal.

Metro Mobility

Services such as Metro Mobility should be instructed to drop off and pick up passengers at 725 Vineland Place, the entrance to the Main Lobby.

Medical Bags

Bags larger than 11 by 17 inches and all backpacks are not allowed in the galleries and can be checked in lockers.  Visitors are welcome to bring such a bag into the galleries if they require it for a medical need.  Check in with the visitor services staff at the lobby desk, and a tag will be issued to display on your bag while you visit the museum.

Assisted Listening Systems

Visitors Service Desk in the Main Lobby is equipped with an induction hearing loop that directly transmits sound to hearing aids or cochlear implants with a T-coil copper wire. Please turn your device to “T.”

Assistive Listening Devices are available at the box office for all events in the Walker Cinema, the Bentson Mediatheque, and the McGuire Theater.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available at Vineland Place Parking Ramp with a direct connection to the Walker Art Center. Note that the Parking Ramp entrance is 8 feet 2 inches high. For vehicles larger than this height, we recommend the surface lot, which is adjacent to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Bathrooms

You can find two all-gender restrooms (single-stall, locked bathrooms) in the corridor between the parking garage and the Bazinet Lobby. Men’s and women’s restrooms, as well as a family restroom, are located on the lower level, next to the Art Lab.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Walker.

Open Captioning

The Walker is happy to provide Open Captioning with at least two week’s advance notice. Please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

Verbal Description Services

The Walker is happy to provide Verbal Description services with at least two week’s advance notice. Please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

Braille Materials

The Walker is happy to provide Braille materials with at least two week’s advance notice. Please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

Large Print Materials

The Walker is happy to provide Large Print materials with at least two week’s advance notice. Please e-mail access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.