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It’s a known fact that Brew City is loaded with fab bars and restaurants, but when it comes to museums, Milwaukee has it going on, too.
From motorcycles to fine art to hands-on fun for kids, Milwaukee museums are accessible and affordable and a fine way to kill a few hours.
Here is a list of Milwaukee museums:
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 390-5437
The Betty Brinn is Milwaukee's state-of-the-art kids' museum featuring hands-on play and interactive learning.
The Charles Allis Museum
1801 N. Prospect Ave., (414) 278-8295
Designed by Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler, this mansion houses Charles and Sarah Allis’ art collection featuring 19th century French and American paintings.
Discovery World Museum
500 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 765-9966
Connects innovation, science, technology and the environment through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs. Fun for adults and kids.
The Eisner Museum
This virtual museum of design and advertising showcases how marketing impacts our culture. The collection is now online only.
Haggerty Museum of Art
13th and Clybourn Streets, (414) 288-1669
This gallery, located on Marquette University's campus, features permanent and rotating collections. Admission is always free.
500 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2700
Through a variety of exhibits, the Harley museum showcases the history and motorcycles of the legendary Harley-Davidson company.
International Clown Hall of Fame
640 S. 84th St, (414) 319-0848
Museum dedicated to the preservation and advancement of clown art.
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-8288
Since 1935, the Milwaukee County Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community.
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells St., (414) 278-2702
The Milwaukee Public Museum is one of the premiere natural history and science facilities in the country. It features an IMAX movie theater. Be sure to find the iconic "snake button" and walk the Streets of Old Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr., (414) 224-3200
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum is home to more than 25,000 works of art. The museum received international recognition after the addition of the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava in 2001.
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 931-0808
The Pabst Mansion is a stunning home once owned by Captain Frederick Pabst, the founder of Pabst Brewing Co.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave., (414) 271-3656
This Italian Renaissance-style villa was built in 1923 and features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces and a massive garden.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.