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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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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 month with extended hours (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.).
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is a pretty cool place for a day trip. The animal collection from around the world is extensive and very cool. The dinosaur diorama is most impressive. Having the IMAX theater adds another activity to pack in. Very easy to spend 4-5hrs.

Thank SydObanion
Reviewed 5 days ago

we went there on free day, we spend 3 hours, but it can be more or even a whole day if you want. There are 3 levels, I think the most interesting one is the European village and the old town of Milwaukee, it displays...More

Thank ELKW
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went Saturday expecting it to be $24 a person but came to find out it was sponsored and free for the day. We got to watch a 22 minute video of the Wisconsin stargazing which is recommended. We wAlked through the museum and had...More

Thank Lovetoexplore08
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent so very many interesting days here, time and again, the children and me. The newest permanent exhibit encompassing Egyptian through Roman times is so impressive and helpful. We love the dinosaurs, the streets of Old Milwaukee, the Wisconsin historical exhibits on the...More

Thank GnomiHaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lot of the same things as most natural history museums. Did have a butterfly house though so that was cool and a dome theatre thing. It was good for an afternoon.

Thank Kezza A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to learn about the history of Milwaukee. Explore and learn. Lots of walking but is handicap accessible.

Thank dreadtome
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after the zoo so only had less than 2 hours to get through the museum which wasn't enough time. We started with the butterfly exhibit which we always enjoy but did have limited varieties. Great displays of animals, loved the Indian exhibits and...More

Thank pastelebony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They try and showcase a ton of different things at this museum and they generally succeed. The Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit was probably our favorite and stumbling across a "real" candy store near the back was a bonus the kids loved! Grand Rapids does...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember taking my son to that dinosaur exhibit for the first time approximately 27 years ago. He is now 30, and still likes that exhibit. This museum never gets old. The butterfly exhibit is cool. Occasionally, they have that "stink plant." A good way...More

Thank minidoxie01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum. My personal favorite exhibits were the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" and the "Crossroads of Civilization". There is a planetarium that we unfortunately didn't get to see as we were on a time limit, but the shows looked interesting. To tour all 3 levels,...More

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Response from Erika S | Property representative |
There are metered spaces available on most downtown streets. Meters are free on the weekends, 2 hour limit on Saturdays. There are also several municipal lots near MPM, including MacArthur Square parking structure which is... More