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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 yesterday

Definitely a place you can shop and eat lunch at while you are downtown. A fun place to look around and a must to go visit while in the area.

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the museum in Milwaukee. There are always new and old things to see here. Great for all ages. They have a butterfly room there where they fly all around you, it's so pretty. This definitely something I would recommend doing in Milwaukee

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boys loved the museum better than the Zoo and they loved it too! It has a lot of nice exhibits to check out! It was very clean and friendly!

Thank ogbarbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved museums like this forever but MPM is very special. The Old World Milwaukee to the tribes of Wisconsin to the IMAX theater make it a great resource. Too hot or raining or just want a kid to get excited about the world, this...More

Thank glmorrisiii
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend all day there-many interesting exhibits to see. It seemed children were just as entertained as were the adults

Thank 161joanl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy going to this museum. Almost every time you are there, they have new exhibits to see. They also have a nice area to get lunch and sit down for a while. On Thursday the museum is free to the public!

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very entertaining for children of all ages. IMAX is also there. My grandchildren enjoyed our visit as much as I. Dinosaurs were a big hit as were the caveman exhibit. So much to see and all worthwhile and educational!

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were simply stunned at the enormity of the museum and the surprising variety of displays. We loved the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I used to visit the museum about 20 years ago, and it's still a great place to visit. Some of the classics - like the Streets of Old Milwaukee and the Native American exhibits are still there, but some areas have been...More

Thank csabbar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibits and dioramas, all ages will enjoy and learn. Many recreated homes and life scenes from all over the world. Excellent geology hall including a 3D glacier and several dinosaurs including a life-sized scene of a T-Rex eating a Triceratops while it thunders and...More

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MKEPublicMuseum, Marketing Media Coordinator at Milwaukee Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! We're thrilled to see that you've enjoyed the exhibits and your time at MPM!

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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