Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me the value of my artwork?

MMAM does not conduct appraisals or authentications of artwork. The American Society of Appraisers can assist you with appraisals at (800) 272-8258 or

Is MMAM accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes. All public spaces in MMAM are accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchairs and walkers are available free of charge, and audio guides are available free of charge for those with low vision or vision-impairment. MMAM staff work to meet the individual needs of all visitors and program participants.

MMAM ADA Overview

Is MMAM a nonprofit or is it primarily supported by a single person?

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization owned by its members, with many generous supporters that enable it to thrive. The museum relies on donations, admissions, grants, individual and organizational memberships, store sales and rentals to fund operations. Consider supporting your museum by becoming a member or making a donation.

How can I make a donation to MMAM? Do you recognize donors?

MMAM relies on many generous supporters to operate. Thank you for considering becoming a one of them by becoming a member, a volunteer, or making a donation.

What is there for children to do at MMAM?

We have many activities and public programs that are geared toward children. To learn more, please see our calendar, visit our Youth Programs page, and see our ‘Tips for Visiting with Children.’

Are there tours available?

Yes, we offer docent-led tours for groups of 10 or more. All tours must be requested 3 weeks in advance. For more information and to request a tour, please visit:

Docent-led tours are also offered throughout the day on Second Saturdays. No registration or minimum number of guests are required. For a schedule of tours times, please check the Second Saturdays page.

There are daily come and go as you please tours on Saturdays from 11am - 12pm, June through August at no extra cost. No registration is required.

MMAM also offers audio tours for $1.00.

Are photographs allowed?

No, generally photographs are not allowed inside MMAM. We do offer postcards of some artworks for sale in the gift store. Some artists in the temporary exhibitions do allow photography within their exhibition. Please check with the front desk staff to confirm.

Photography on MMAM grounds requires a permit. Please see our photography policies for more information.

Are the exhibitions always the same or do they change?

The exhibitions at MMAM change frequently, with 8-10 unique shows each year. Please see the Exhibitions page for more information on the current and upcoming installations.

Are refreshments available at MMAM?

Yes. Coffee, tea, soda, bottled water and snacks are available for purchase. Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.

Does the MMAM donate items to events and fundraisers?

Yes. MMAM donates to events and non-profit fundraisers. Please mail or email requests to Elizabeth Indra at least 3 weeks before the event.

Is there a MMAM store? What is available? Can I buy art reproductions?

MMAM has a gift store and an online store featuring jewelry, children’s toys, books, art prints and more.

Does MMAM have an acquisitions budget? Does the museum accept donations of artwork?

MMAM does not have an acquisitions budget, and thus, does not buy art. Images of all possible donations must be first emailed to All donations must be approved by the Collections Committee.

Is MMAM available for private or corporate meetings or events?

Yes, please see the Facility Rental page for more information.