Visitor Guidelines | Mingei International Museum

Have a Seat

Please relax on the benches and chairs provided for your comfort and convenience.

Children are Welcome with Chaperones

We invite and encourage families to enjoy events together. Feel free to talk, laugh and move around freely. However, running or another physical activity which might harm kids or artwork is not permitted. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult while at the Museum. Parents/chaperones must stay with children at all times and are responsible for their safety and discipline.


Strollers are welcome at our various locations. If you want to park your stroller, just ask a staff member to show you where it can be stored.

Item Check

For your comfort, you may arrange to store food, beverages, backpacks, oversized items, umbrellas and other objects not allowed in galleries (as space permits).

Service Animals

Therapy and service animals are welcome. Pets are not allowed.

No Food or Drinks, Please

We thank you for not eating and drinking in the galleries.

Photography Yes, Flash No

You may take photos of the artwork for personal use, and in fact, we encourage you to share what you see on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. In order to help preserve artwork, we ask that you do not use flash. For press or special photography project needs, please contact the Marketing and Design Department at The Museum reserves the right to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.


You are welcome to sketch. We do ask that you use pencils rather than pens.

Talk About It

We encourage conversation with your family and friends, and asking questions of the docents! However, please be courteous to others who may be quietly reflecting on artwork.

Please Hold the Calls

Please refrain from talking on your cell phone. You are welcome to step outside to use your phone.

Works of Art Should Not Be Touched without Permission

This is to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of the artwork.

Tours and Groups

If there is a tour or program taking place simultaneously, please respect the group and move around them.

Please Note

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) inside the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.