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Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee

(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Milwaukee Public Museum displays human and natural history through millions of artifacts. The museum's permanent exhibits spread over four floors and cover everything from tiniest animals to recreated natural habitats, villages and artwork from all over the world. The Wisconsin area is also well-represented with exhibits covering its geology and the natural world, as well as recreated streets of Old Milwaukee. The museum features a dome theater with 3-D projectors and digital surround system that regularly shows educational movies. You can take a tour of the skies in the museum's planetarium, the largest one in Wisconsin. Rental wheelchairs and strollers are available, as well as a family space for nursing mothers and visitors with small children. Our Milwaukee vacation route planner makes visiting Milwaukee Public Museum and other Milwaukee attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is my family's favorite place to visit during rainy, hot, or cold weather. Our kids have loved the museum since they were babies and love walking around the exhibits and checking everything out t...  more »
  • Always an interesting place to visit, but we especially love the butterfly room. Anytime of year, you can enter this room and think it is summer, where butterflies are all around. Excellent place to t...  more »
  • Came here for my birthday and it was so much fun! Loved the exhibits and we were able to fit in a couple of the shows in the dome. Butterfly garden was absolutely the best part!  more »
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  • The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is a lot to see. The butterfly garden and the dome theater was our favorite. My 6 year old said it was fun but I think he would've preferred to do something more interactive.
  • This is one of my happy places-- especially Old World Milwaukee. It's magical.
  • So glad they've given a facelift to the Streets of Old Milwaukee. This was one of my favorite places as a kid and had a lot to do with my path to become an architect.
  • Been coming multiple times a year for 37 years and I still love it. So much to see! And always changing and improving. If you haven't been recently, you have to go and see all the updates to the streets of old Milwaukee area. Fantastic.
  • This is a great museum. It has many attractions and exhibits for the whole family to keep your interest. If you have young kids, the butterfly exhibit is amazing, your kids eyes will light up. If you plan on going more than once, buy a membership and save some $.