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800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 278-2702
www.mpm.edu/
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The Milwaukee Public Museum is a museum of human and natural history that interprets the world's culture and natural heritage through collections, research, education and exhibits.

Created in 1882, the museum has many interesting exhibits such as The Streets of Old Milwaukee, The Living Oceans, The Rain Forest and Butterflies Alive.

Visit the museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and more specific information on the exhibits and special attractions. www.mpm.edu
 
Upcoming events

Aug. 6, 2015
Thank You Thursdays at MPM

Milwaukee County residents receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through our Thank You Thursday program. Adult residents must present valid photo identification showing Milwaukee County residency to receive free admission, and children must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of residency to receive free admission.

Aug. 14, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015
Mysteries Unraveled Overnight at MPM

Museums are full mysteries waiting to be solved. Every year experts unravel new discoveries about ancient cultures, creatures, and the earth itself. During MPM’s Mysteries Unraveled Overnight, you'll help us explore mysteries we think we’ve solved, those we are working on, and some that continue to baffle us.

All the fields of natural science and human history come together at the museum, and you’re invited experience them all! $47 per person, $37 for members, $42 for groups (15+ booked together, in advance).

Aug. 20, 2015
Milawukee Public Museum's Summer of Adventure Movie Series

From June through September, the Milwaukee Public Museum will show different movies related to our most popular exhibits -- dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, the rainforest, and Milwaukee! Join us for a screening at the Dome Theater.

Date: Thursday, June 25 Thursday, July 16 Thursday, August 20 Thursday, September 17.

Time:

6 p.m. - Planetarium Program

6:30 p.m. - MOVIE Start

Cost: $5 per person or FREE for MPM members

Sept. 3, 2015
Thank You Thursdays at MPM

Milwaukee County residents receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through our Thank You Thursday program. Adult residents must present valid photo identification showing Milwaukee County residency to receive free admission, and children must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of residency to receive free admission.

Sept. 3, 2015
Thank You Thursdays at MPM

Milwaukee County residents receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through our Thank You Thursday program. Adult residents must present valid photo identification showing Milwaukee County residency to receive free admission, and children must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of residency to receive free admission.



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