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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 Public Museum
800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Venue Description:
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.
Milwaukee Public Museum