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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 4 days ago

I grew up in Milwaukee going to this museum, and now have the pleasure of taking my grandchildren (ages 6 and 4) there. They like it so much that I bought a family membership. They and I especially like the Streets of Old Milwaukee, which...More

Thank Kent T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I use to visit the museum every year as a field trip. It was great brining my two boys 8 & 5 to see some of the same exhibits I saw when I was thier age. Awesome attention to detail and really brings history to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a big variety of exhibits and events but many of the exhibits need to be updated. There isn't much interacting with the exhibits.

Thank Toddclement
Reviewed 1 week ago

They've done some re-modeling to the old Milwaukee area and that in it's self is worth seeing. Lots of fun exhibits and very informative. They also have decent food to eat and it's not badly priced. Good gift shop with lots of interesting items. Overall...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While my husband was off at the USGA i had a day to kill. The museum definitely filled up time and it was full of interesting exhibitions. Something for the whole family

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love seafood? You will find the freshest, most delicious seafood at the casual St. Paul Fish Company. Enjoy a meal there, a cocktail if desired, than take home add'l seafood for your freezer. And don't forget the multitude of vendors there to take home additional...More

Thank Dwinc28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit museums often when I travel, but I always like coming home to the Milwaukee Public Museum, and showing it off when out-of-towners come to visit. The dinosaur exhibit is outstanding, especially for children, and the newly revamped Streets of Old Milwaukee show part...More

Thank TravelinNan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a special trip just to see the Global Kitchen special exhibit, but came away very disappointed. Parts were interesting, but pretty superficial, really lacked depth. The best part for me, was the virtual food preparation table which did explain some key cooking principles...More

Thank bluejay6767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old time Milwaukee village w/ highlights of the early population of Milwaukee is amazing! Throw in some interesting local art and all is good.

Thank Zyxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours visiting on what was basically a baseball trip. Includes lots of interesting exhibits.

Thank Ron B
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Where is the best place to park?
2 March 2016|
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