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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is no exaggeration: I've been to museums all over the world and I think this was one of the best I've ever been to -- it is absolutely so comprehensive, at least when we were there, they had so many thoughtfully designed exhibits, from...More

Thank esfesq
MKEPublicMuseum, Marketing at Milwaukee Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello - Thank you for the wonderful review! We're sorry the Planetarium show and Global Kitchen were less than you were hoping for, but glad you enjoyed the rest of MPM. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we had some down time in Downtown Milwaukee. The Boss and I went and checked out the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since we both are very seasoned Museum crawlers. I can say that this is one of the better ones. While not the British Museum....More

Thank David L
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Where is the best place to park?
3 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