We offer a number of services to provide a full experience for museum visitors of all abilities. While we can’t guarantee all accommodations, we will try our best to fulfill your request. If you have any questions about services beyond those listed below, please email our events department at wamevent@umn.edu.

Baby Changing Stations

There are baby changing stations located in all restrooms.


A fully accessible, single stall gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor behind the Visitor Services front desk. Fully accessible, gendered restrooms are located on the second floor of the museum, and can be accessed by an elevator or stairs.

Large-Print Materials

Large print labels are available at the Visitor Services desk for all permanent collection galleries and featured exhibitions.

Language Interpretation

If you would like a tour in a language other than English, please note that in our guided tour scheduling form and we will do our best to identify an interpreter.

Metro Mobility

Services such as Metro Mobility should be instructed to drop off and pick up passengers in front of the museum on East River Parkway. When visitors enter through the push button doors, they will be on Level A. From here, visitors may take the elevator to Level 1 for the galleries or Level 2 for administration offices.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the museum.

Strollers and Bags

Baby strollers are permitted in the galleries. Large bags and backpacks must be left at the Visitor Services desk. A limited number of lockers are available.


WAM is accessible to visitors who use mobility devices or prefer to avoid stairs. This includes all entrances and galleries. All entrances and public areas are accessible. There are two wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis from at the Visitor Services desk. The museum, including all galleries, are ADA accessible.



Visitors are welcome to eat and drink in the Dolly Fiterman Riverview Gallery but food and beverages are not permitted elsewhere in the museum.

Photo Policies

Photography and videos (without flash or a tripod) in WAM’s public spaces and museum collection galleries for personal, noncommercial use is permitted. All commercial use photography and video must have prior approval and requires a permit and contracting fee. Contact Susannah Schouweiler at susannah@umn.edu to make a request.

For photo reproduction inquiries contact WAM’s Registration staffer Tessa Wick, wick0317@umn.edu.