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Museum Accessibility for Special Needs

The Science Museum of Minnesota is committed to making its exhibitions, Omnitheater films, programs, and services accessible to everyone including those with special needs.


There are 18 designated accessible parking spaces located in the museum's parking ramp. Vehicles up to 8' tall can park in this ramp. Nearby ramps also have accessible parking.


The museum's entrance is located on Kellogg Boulevard and may be reached from the street or from the museum's parking ramp. The entrance has automatic doors and has no exterior or interior steps. It is approximately 100 feet from Kellogg Boulevard to the entry doors.

Food and Beverage Facilities

The museum has three food service facilities, located on levels 3, 5 and 6. All of these facilities are accessible.


Elevators serving all levels are located throughout the building. Doors stay open 11 seconds. There is an audible floor change signal.

Public Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are available throughout the building. Unisex or companion assisted restrooms are also available on level 4.


  • Wheelchair and companion seating are available in the Omnitheater.
  • Amplified Audio Units and written scripts are available for the Omnitheater.
  • Rear Projection Captioning or Rear Window® Captioning is available for most Omnitheater films. Inquire at the box office or call (651) 221-9444.
  • Audio Description or DVS Theatrical® is available for most Omnitheater films. Inquire at the box office or call (651) 221-9444.
  • Interpreter lighting is available with 72 hours notice. Call (651) 221-9444.

Access Services

  • TTY phone number (651) 221-4585.
  • The Science Museum has wheelchairs available for loan. Inquire at the box office or ask a staff member.
  • Sign language interpreters can be arranged with 72 hours notice. Call (651) 221-9426.
  • Many exhibits are hands-on or have hands-on components.
  • Many exhibits have open or closed captioning.


The museum's website is WAI and Section 508 compliant.