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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit for everyone! A great variety of exhibits to see and take your time learning about. Dinosaurs, rain forest jungle, areas dedicated to each region of the globe with a lot of country specific artifacts and information, animals and landscape displays keep...More

Thank sarahkk782
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to explore at the museum. Whether you're interested in history, sociology, or geography the exhibits are interesting and well made. The free interactive butterfly exhibit is a must see. If you want to spend some extra time or money the planetarium shows...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun to learn about different countries and cultures. Artifacts from around the world are fascinating to look at. The Butterfly House is the BEST part! Visitors are able to go into the house and interact with the butterflies... which provides great photo opps! So...More

Thank Erico O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to go. Haven't been here in over 30 years. Didn't have a lot of time, wish I could have spent more time. Old Milwaukee town was great. The salute to Native Americans on the 3rd floor was fun. Didn't have...More

Thank wong04530
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but perfectly formed indoor market selling all sorts of things including cakes, veg, cheese, seafood, wine, spices, chocolate and household items. There are several eateries within some sit down. Upstairs is a large seating area which gives you the opportunity to buy something in...More

Thank Cass960
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large museum is layed out in a way to lead you through the exhibits in a logical manner. The dinosaur bones welcome you and start the history lesson of people in the western hemisphere. Walk by the dioramas with animals past and present. Do...More

Thank jonthethird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about this museum. Great dinosaur exhibit, loved the butterfly room and especially loved the recreation of old Milwaukee and old world European homes. Although we went as a couple, I think kids would really love this museum. Something for everyone!

Thank E G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Streets of old Milwaukee, the Butterfly house, the American Indian exhibit, are just a few of the wonders to be seen at the MPM. A true treasure, for any age..

Thank Deni P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has something for everyone. I'm so impressed with the information in all forms, verbal, written, visual. The reality is wonderful. I highly recommend this amazing experience. Going with children is really a rewarding experience. I'll give you a hint: When you get there,...More

Thank reviewstohelpyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MPM is one of my favorite museums. My son and my favorite place to go is the Streets of Old Milwaukee. It's amazing to learn the history of Milwaukee in such an interactive and fun environment!

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3 March 2016|
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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