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Milwaukee Public Museum

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800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI
URL: Milwaukee Public Museum  Phone: 414-278-2728
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Activity Overview

Milwaukee Public museum is a historic museum that was opened in 1884, and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum hosts many exhibits on its three-floor facility, the exhibits depict natural history, human history and cultures around the globe. The museum attracts visitors from all over, especially families and children. The museum houses the Daniel M. Soref national geographic dome theater and planetarium, the theater features 3D films, and travel to and explore the space in the planetarium.

Things to Do

  • Visitors can enjoy a number of permanent and traveling exhibits, view the Hebior Mammoth, a 14,500 years old specimen found near Milwaukee. Visit old Milwaukee in the streets of old Milwaukee exhibit.
  • Many interesting exhibits are located in the museum; a recreation of a 19th century European village in the US, replica of a Costa Rican rain forest, "third planet" is a popular exhibit that features life-sized models of dinosaurs.
  • Explore native American life in the North America exhibit, explore the diversity of life and culture on planet earth in several cultural exhibits. Travel through the Asian continent in the Asia exhibit, explore life in Africa in the Africa exhibits, and so much more.
  • Special exhibits include an ongoing exhibit "Alien worlds and androids" that is sure to catch up children's attention. Children will enjoy watching thrilling 3D films in the dome theater, the planetarium displays stunning 3D animations of the space that visitors of all ages can enjoy.
  • Sip in some coffee and enjoy gourmet products at the Daily grind coffee shop, enjoy a lunch or quick snack at the Cafe in Milwaukee public museum.
  • The gift shop is located on the ground floor, shop for children's toys and books, and gift items from around the world. Stop by hay market candy store for some sweet treats.

Milwaukee Public Museum Insider Tips

  • A private space is available for families and nursing mothers.
  • Free admission on the first Thursday of every month for Milwaukee residents.

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