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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. Kohl's Thank You Thursday allows free admission to the museum the first Thursday of every...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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800 W Wells St, Handicap accessable door and if there are scooters, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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+1 414-278-6143
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great museum! Highly recommend a visit if in town. The streets of old Milwaukee and dinosaur displays were great! The planetarium show was a nice bonus.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum was truly well laid out. Planetarium is a jem while the butterflies (live exhibit) and the extensive exhibits on Native Americans especially to the Wisconsin area was great. The turn of the century street and European re-creation was really fun and informative to experience....More

Thank thesmellwiltell
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite part of the whole museum is Old Town. There you can see store fronts from back in the day and sit on a park bench by the fountain if you need a break. Other displays are nice as well, and liked the dinosaurs...More

Thank packerbeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of the best museums in the country. The kids' favorite area is the Streets of Old Milwaukee. There are so many things to see and shows to watch. The planetarium show is amazing and so educational. I can't recommend this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped in here on our vacation to Milwaukee and I can’t say enough about this museum. You could literally spend hours looking at all the amazing exhibits. The streets of old Milwaukee was so detailed and wonderful . The attention to...More

Thank ginaandb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Milwaukee Public Museum has "free days" every first Thursday of the month. We decided to visit on one of those Thursday afternoons (and surprisingly wasn't as crowded as I imagined). It was my first time there in years. It was incredible to see the...More

Thank villafme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable. There isn't a bad seat in the house, and Milwaukeeans know how to eat and have fun. Never having to worry about rain is a big plus along with the the opportunity of sitting outside on a nice day because of retractable roof.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum, with a few flaws and some great exhibits. We went here and most of our group agreed it was a mixed bag in need of some updating. The Streets of old Milwaukee seemed out of place and boring (for lack...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Milwaukee museum is still a unique place to visit. I always find a few new things I did not see before. Still love the Dino’s and old Milwaukee. Secrets of the museum are always fun to discover as well.

Thank abm1460
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Other than some of the museum's I've visited in Washington D..C., this is by far THE BEST museum I've visited, and I've visited hundreds of them in my lifetime. The exhibits are stunning! We were highly impressed with the realism of the displays. The creators,...More

Thank Lisa B
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from goodhelmet | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go on First Thursday. I think even if it was crowded, you would be able to manage getting through the museum with minimal inconvenience.
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Response from Jaime J | Reviewed this property |
I love the museum. Butterfly exhibit and streets of Milwaukee are great. Then there are different countries and times you can visit upstairs. They often have traveling exhibits. I think it is comparable. Smaller but some... More
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
All the answers make sense to me, really. I could spend a couple hours, or a whole day, depending on other commitments. Plus, because I live in the area I can always go back!
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