Accessibility

The M strives to be welcoming and accessible. If you have a specific access need or question, please reach out at access@mmaa.org. 

The M is located in a historic building shared with multiple tenants in downtown St. Paul. Wayfinding is a challenge. Find more information about transit, parking, and wayfinding here. For assistance, please reach out at accesss@mmaa.org 

While at the M, staff and volunteers at the welcome desk in the lobby can help direct you to access resources. 

Museum admission is free. 

Resources (click the headers for more information)

  • Courtesy wheelchairs are available at the welcome desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Uneven surfaces are marked with high-visibility tape. 
  • Loading zone in front of the M for transportation service vehicles available on a first-come-first serve basis. Email access@mmaa.org to reserve space in the loading zone. 

Please note: 

  • Uneven sidewalk surfaces surround the M. 
  • There is heavy construction in downtown St. Paul. 
  • The M does not have a designated parking lot. Visitors are encouraged to use the light rail or bus, street parking, Jackson Street Ramp or other nearby parking ramp, or a transportation service.  
  • Single stall washrooms–the only restrooms currently available–do not have automatic push buttons. 
  • There is an incline in the hallway between the museum’s lobby and Center for Creativity. 
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation by certified interpreters is available on request. Please email access@mmaa.org. 
  • Public programs are amplified. 
  • Moving images with sound have open captions. 

Please note: 

  • Sign language users are not on staff, and ASL interpretation is available only by advanced request. 
  • ASL vlogs of interpretive materials are not currently available. 
  • Some exhibition interpretive materials are available in Braille. Email accesss@mmaa.org for more information. 
  • Large-format interpretive materials available. 
  • Permanent museum signage in Braille. 
  • Uneven surfaces are marked with high-visibility tape. 

Please note: 

  • Uneven sidewalk surfaces surround the M. 
  • Temporary museum signage is not available in Braille. 
  • Alt text for exhibition visuals is not currently available. 
  • M’s HVAC system uses MERV13 filters, the highest-rated filter available. MERV13 filters are 90% to 98% minimum efficient at capturing particles sized 3.0-10.0 microns. Roughly ¾ of air is exchanged per hour. 
  • The M has mask mandatory hours on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Masks and hand sanitizer are available throughout the building. 

Please note: 

  • Other visitors may be unmasked on days when masks are not mandatory. 
  • The M does not have a full air-exchange HVAC system. 
  • There are two designated decompression spaces with low lighting and signage indicating expected but not required use of space. 
  • Free foam ear plugs are available at welcome desk and in decompression spaces. 
  • Noise canceling headphones are available to borrow at the welcome desk. 
  • Fidgets for sensory regulation available at welcome desk and in decompression spaces. 

Please note: 

  • Lighting through windows in Securian Gallery can be bright depending on weather conditions. 
  • The M is an open plan setting where movement of people, and sound levels can be unpredictable. 
  • On-site construction produces consistent noise. 

 

  • Nursing parents are welcome to breastfeed wherever they feel comfortable in the M’s public spaces. Private space available for nursing or pumping. See staff at the welcome desk for more information. 

Please note: 

  • Multi-stall restrooms with changing tables are not currently available due to construction. 
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