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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 West Wells Street

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The Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the largest in the United States, is a museum of human and natural history providing a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning, with something to excite and challenge visitors with a diversity of interests.

The Museum Center hosts over 700,000 visitors per year and is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee, just minutes from the interstate.

From its modest beginnings in 1882, the Milwaukee Public Museum has grown considerably, with its current collections containing more than 4.5 million specimens. Permanent exhibits are contained in three and a half floors of exhibit area, with additional space for traveling and temporary exhibits. Tour the Museum's 150,000 square feet of exhibit space to visit Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, South and Middle America, the Pacific Islands and a Costa Rican Rainforest.

Take a small step back in time to the turn-of-the-century Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village and to ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Or, take a giant leap back more than 65 million years to The Third Planet, to see the one of the largest dinosaur skulls ever found and a life-sized replica of Tyrannosaurus rex. Stroll amid free-flying butterflies from around the world in The Puelicher Butterfly Wing.


Chere Amore

Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Milwaukee Public Museum it just a wonderful place. There are dinosaur bones, mummies. You can travel the world history and culture. Australia, Europe Africa all different kinds of countries. You get a look into how they lived the animals that were in their territories just fantastic. They also have a place that the streets of like yesteryear which is a great walk through exhibit that takes you back in time. They do have a Hands-On things for people to do which is good for the kids. It's a wonderful place to visit again and again and again. The Mayan exhibit was awesome

Brandon Nemeth

Monday, April 2, 2018
Love this museum! Was my first time. They have all kinds of things to do and see, including a butterfly garden! And the size is just right. Not as intimidating as other museums, which makes it easy to see everything in a single trip. Can't wait to go back!

Geoffrey Rossmann

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The museum is always a fun day activity. Travel back to the time of the dinosaurs our travel through the cultures of the world. There are three floors full of all kinds of fun. Including a theatre for different shows and special exhibits which change every few months. Go there and learn yourself something.

Chris Jennings

Thursday, April 26, 2018
It's a pretty good museum but the exhibits have hardly changed in the last 3 years. My girls love the butterfly garden. There is some kids activities but I wouldn't take anybody younger than 10 if you plan to see the whole museum. You can easily spend a whole day there if it interests you.

Javier Lopez

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The museum offers a great trip experience. The best part in my opinion is the little worn streets where you get to experience different cultures. I would recommend it for a day trip as a family or if you just want something interesting to do.

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