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Milwaukee Public Museum

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Address: 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone Number: 14142782702
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Featuring more than 4.5 million objects and a variety of exciting...
Featuring more than 4.5 million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States.
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Butterflies

I have been here several times, I am never disappointed. I love the butterfly room. I generally like interactive exhibits. A great day trip to take if you are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Milton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times, I am never disappointed. I love the butterfly room. I generally like interactive exhibits. A great day trip to take if you are in the area.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is always a nice place ti visit, the exhibits are informative and well done. Always make sure tivisit the rattle snake in the Wild West exhibit. Great for kids! Fun for adults too. There is a food court and coffee shop in the atrium, but it is not welcome in the museum proper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Traveling around the Nation for many years gave me an insight into how wonderful Milwaukee is! This museum is one of the finest I have visited with my children. They were struck by the sights and sounds of yesteryear featured in one whole area of this Museum. The entire experience can take several days to take it all in! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Deceptively large inside, could easily lose yourself and spent an entire day in here. Great variety of of exhibits, with just the right amount of information provided.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum was so much fun as a kid. We loved exploring and finding new things on each visit. As an adult, it is just as exciting. The Streets of Old Milwaukee were my favorite, but they have since closed. There's lots to see and do!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I went with our two kids, aged 6 and 3, grandparents, 2 adult cousins and a 14 year old. It was a good time, but there were a few drawbacks. Kids really liked the dinosaur exhibit and the natural history things to see. All the dioramas are extremely well done, and very detailed, but there's too much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum has a few interesting exhibits but you can tell it is really dated. There is a good size section on nature in general for the region. Nice way to teach younger kids about the outdoors. Then there is the international sections that shows different cultures from around the world. The best section is the little city that allows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I always try to see something new. I can always find it too. I've been going to this museum for 40+yrs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great museum with three floors of history/facts. The 'Old town' was a particular highlight, watch out for the scary dolls in the windows... Take a trip to sweet shop too! The butterfly room was lovely and its neighbouring areas were very informative on what species may have been flying around your head. I loved the attention to detail, especially the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

In the summer have a Butterfly exhibition where you can see, take pictures and touch them. The museum has a Planetarium, and various exhibitions. Like Old Milwaukee, insects, the evolution, and others. And places where the kids can play. It have a souvenir shop and a cafe. You can park in the museum parking, public parking, or on the meters... More 

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