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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
+1 414-278-6143
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You need more than 4 hours to see it all!

I was really pleasantly surprised by the museum. First, we visited the gift shop and got some great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
atlbritt
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Excellent Museum Filled With Educational Exhibits

What a fantastic museum filled with enriching information! The museum is divided into 3 floors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VikkiBee
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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"butterfly room"
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"imax theater"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was really pleasantly surprised by the museum. First, we visited the gift shop and got some great gifts for our kids. Then we visited the temp exhibit the Maya. It was so in-depth. After 75 minutes, we were pretty tired already. My husband went...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic museum filled with enriching information! The museum is divided into 3 floors with approximately 9 exhibits on each. My favourite by far was the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit which focuses on Wisconsin and Milwaukee’s history. There’s also a massive Native American...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is set over 4 floors and there are lots of displays. It has quite a confusing layout so make sure you don't miss anything. We spent a couple of hours in there and I particularly liked the native American history. The displays were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always loved this museum and are now taking our grandchildren there. There is so much to see and it is all beautifully laid out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the great natural history museums in the US. "Streets of Old Milwaukee" is the oldest walk-through diorama in the US, and the recent renovation only improved the experience. (watch for "easter eggs" like the lady in the upstairs window) My only negative is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While trying to kill some time on a day off, I decided to visit this museum and boy ami glad i did. As soon as you get there you will notice a very friendly and helpful staff. The Museum is very clean and well organized....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tonne to see, do and experience here. You’ll need more than one visit to see it all, if can also be a case of over stimulation as there’s so much They are is great We went on free day and was busy but what...More

Thank L_R_Htravels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the museum, especially the Streets of Old Milwaukee. It's very authentic and I love visiting again and again. The rest of the museum is great also, with different new attractions all the time.

Thank Rose O
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This museum hasn't changed too much in the years but a great walk through with the family. Streets of Old Milwaukee is a favorite to enjoy and see all the immigrant houses when the city was first developing it's European pockets around town. The dinosaur...More

Thank Wiscostef
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

IMAX theatre, traveling exhibits, butterfly garden, natural history through time and across the globe. lots to see and do. Like most museums such as this one, it can pay to buy a membership (participates in some national cooperative admission programs). Also, get parking validated if...More

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