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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

Which public areas are open in the Capitol, State Office Building, and Minnesota Senate Building for the 2022 session?

The State Capitol building is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The State Capitol will reopen on Saturdays starting February 26, 2022. Saturday hours will be from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The building remains locked on Sundays. See the Hours and Admission page and the Department of Administration's State Capitol page for more details about planning your visit.

Public access to the House chamber is limited. Please contact the House Sergeant-At-Arms Office with questions: 651-296-4860. If you have questions about accessing the Senate chamber, please contact the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office: 651-296-1119.

The State Office Building is currently open to visitors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. See the Department of Administration's State Office Building page for details about the status of visiting. If you have questions or comments for your House member, please contact them by phone or email.

The Minnesota Senate Building is partially open to the public. The lobby and first floor hearing rooms are open to the public. Access to the second and third floors is restricted. See the Department of Administration's Minnesota Senate Building page for details about the status of visiting. If you have questions or comments for your Senator, please contact them by phone or email.

Most Capitol complex cafeterias are currently closed. The Rathskeller (Capitol Café) is in the basement of the State Capitol Building and will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.