Restricted COVID-19 Visiting Guidelines: Starting March 13, we have updated visiting guidelines to protect all patients, visitors and staff due to COVID-19, coronavirus.

If you're visiting mom and baby at The Mother Baby Center: Review Allina Health's guidelines

If you're visiting baby in the neonatal units: Review Children's Minnesota guidelines

Learn more about COVID-19 and pregnancy: The Mother Baby Center COVID-19 Information

Minneapolis – The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's Minnesota


The Mother Baby Center
902 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Family Spaces

Family memories are born at The Mother Baby Center. We recognize the important roles loved ones will play in your baby's life and welcome them to share in this experience. We have the following spaces that allow family members and friends to participate while still giving baby and parents the time and privacy they need to bond as well:


A gathering and waiting area for patients, families and visitors, the Celebration Plaza has a child’s play area and beautiful interactive pieces of art to keep your little ones entertained.

Large waiting and relaxation areas are on the second and fourth floors of The Mother Baby Center.


An interfaith chapel is located on the first floor at Children’s Minnesota, and the interfaith Ewe Memorial Chapel is located on the first floor at Abbott Northwestern. Chaplains are available to support the special spiritual needs of patients and families.

Children’s Minnesota Spiritual Care | Abbott Northwestern chaplaincy services


Open to the public, the Healing Garden is located outside the entryway of the Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 26th Street. The Healing Garden contains a family of animals created out of Minnesota granite. The forms are smooth and rounded like large beach stones with textured areas inviting children and adults to touch, hug, play, and interact.

Meet the sculptors behind our Healing Garden pieces.

Other outside spaces have bike racks, outdoor games, and benches for visitors and guests.