Milwaukee Event Calendar
Gifts to the Community - Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Aug. 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION TO MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM AUG. 12, 2017 The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is continuing Gifts to the Community in 2017 with a summer Saturday of free admission at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Featuring extended hours, free shows, bonus activities and the full array of Museum exhibits, the program is open to everyone and represents the Foundation’s commitment to building community and providing access to opportunities that enrich lives. Bonus features: - Continuous free shows throughout the day in the National Geographic Dome Theater & Daniel M. Soref Planetarium - Special programming designed to educate and enhance experience of the total solar eclipse that will be visible to North America on Aug. 21: * First 5,000 kids 13 and under will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses * Full-dome eclipse previews as part of all planetarium shows * Giant shrunken solar system display; special telescopes to observe the sun (clear skies permitting); and hands-on eclipse activities (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Docent led window interpretations in European Village (9-11 a.m.) - Live bug experience in Bugs Alive (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Volunteers in Streets of Old Milwaukee, Third Planet and Bison Hunt to discuss history (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Chocolate cart in the Rain Forest (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) - Crafts for kids in the Steigleder Gallery, which will also serve as a family respite space - Additional free short films in the Gromme Theater - Discount coupons for a return visit
Milwaukee, WI 53233