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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
+1 414-278-6143
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Great family outing

This museum hasn't changed too much in the years but a great walk through with the family. Streets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica, California
fascinating natural history museum with more

IMAX theatre, traveling exhibits, butterfly garden, natural history through time and across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john e
Appleton, Wisconsin
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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
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
+1 414-278-6143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank john e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED the butterfly house and thought it was lots of fun to peek in the windows to check out the immigrant family homes. It fascinated a 16-year-old visiting the city.

Thank LaDawn E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum two days after Christmas. We should have realized it would be busy. And so should have the museum. The lines were too long and slow. The exhibits were nice but not as interesting as I remembered. Maybe I wasn't in the...More

Thank ScenicSights
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see so much contet to learn in one buidling.Muesum spreeds on three floors and you gonna need a lot of time to go trough the all.Luckly exhibits are interesting.

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful exhibits and a FULL day of fun for my whole family. Be prepared to spend at least three hours (we were there for 4.5 because we did the Amazon Adventure movie). Everyone gets a free planetarium show.

Thank NYTraveller067
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable and informative. Great Costa Rican Rainforest exhibit. Native American dioramas slightly dated, but interesting. Butterfly pavilion is excellent. Needs more rotation of IMAX movies.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums to tour. Many great features and great exhibits! We always enjoy the Streets of Olde Milwaukee with its theatre and old time Streets with cobble stones even including a cinema and candy shop. A step back in time one area...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This museum covers a wide range of history but we especially like their coverage of the 19th century European homes. The homes represented commonalities from each country that you discover as you peer in the windows to view items from the past. As you wind...More

Thank KC_travel_enthusiast
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

4 year old and 8 year old enjoyed the movie about the Amazon river expedition. I suggest you sit near the top middle of the theater. They also enjoyed the Sconsin Mammoth Fossil in the lobby. We just visited the theater this time, but also...More

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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