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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

What hours are the Capitol and legislative buildings open?

The Minnesota State Capitol building hours are: 

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The Minnesota Senate Building is open Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm during session, with reduced hours in the interim. 

The State Office Building is open Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, with exceptions for late committee hearings and reduced hours in the interim. See also the FAQ: How will the State Office Building renovation project affect my visit?

The tunnel between the State Office Building and the Capitol is temporarily closed during construction. The tunnel between the Minnesota Senate Building and the Capitol is open Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The tunnels between buildings are open the same hours as the buildings they connect.