By Press Release Submitted to Published May 28, 2015 at 3:03 PM Photography: Bobby Tanzilo

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl’s Department Stores announced their partnership with Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, offering free general admission to the museum on the first Thursday of every month, starting Thursday, June 4.

"Kohl’s is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Public Museum to provide area families greater access to the rich history housed in the Museum’s exhibits and collections," said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications and public relations. "With Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, we are offering families the opportunity to experience all the Museum has to offer."

"We’re excited to partner with Kohl’s to offer all our visitors the opportunity to explore our exhibits and collections for free," said Dennis Kois, Milwaukee Public Museum president and CEO. "MPM is the most visited museum in the state by a huge margin, with visitors from every background. Our partnership with Kohl’s allows us to open our doors to all Milwaukeeans, and all Wisconsinites, regardless of their economic situation."

Kohl’s Thank You Thursday gives visitors access to more than 150,000-square-feet of exhibit space to explore including the Costa Rican Rainforest, free-flying butterflies inside the butterfly garden, exhibits highlighting world cultures and artifacts, an educational science show in the Dome Theater and the Planetarium.

MPM offers extended hours on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kohl’s Thank You Thursday is free for individuals and families (excluding groups).

For additional information, go here.

Kohl’s Thank You Thursday Schedule:

June 4, 2015
July 2, 2015
Aug. 6, 2015
Sept. 3, 2015
Oct. 1, 2015
Nov. 5, 2015
Dec. 3, 2015
Jan. 7, 2016
Feb. 4, 2016
March 3, 2016
April 7, 2016
May 5, 2016
June 2, 2016