Milwaukee Public Museum, 3D Dome Theater & Planetarium

Milwaukee Public Museum, 3D Dome Theater & Planetarium

Museum, History Museum, and Planetarium
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee
  • jake e.
    "The newly renovated streets of old Milwaukee is fantastic!"(4 Tips)
    Liz G.
    "The butterfly exhibit is wonderful!"(4 Tips)
    Aaron B.
    "rattle snake rattle"(3 Tips)
    Bill F.
    "Found BOTH rattlesnake buttons!"(2 Tips)
70 Tips and reviews
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  • streets of old milwaukee
  • dinosaurs
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  • Angela P.
    Angela ParishAugust 13, 2012
    I love that you can pack a lunch to bring along because that saves you money especially if you come and have to pay admission but on free days the whole day can be free with packing a lunch
  • Chess E.
    Chess ErwinMarch 22, 2015
    The new Crossroads of Civilization, a first for the MPM in a little more than a decade, is NOT to be missed. Truly an outstanding experience.....
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SmithNovember 17, 2013
    The public museum is very deceiving. From the outside it looks small but it is enormous and a great place to take a date.
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    Daniel M. Soref Planetarium here is the largest and most modern in Wisconsin. It uses the Digitar 3 system, which is the latest in 3D digital planetarium technology. Take an out of this world trip! Read more
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BiebertMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the secret button by the buffaloes that makes the rattle snake rattle its tail.
  • Alissa M.
    Monday is free for Milwaukee residents, so if you don't want to feel crowded don't come on Mondays.
  • Duane D.
    Duane DrzadinskiMarch 26, 2012
    If you have an MPM membership, the MacArthur Square parking lot fee is only $5 (versus $6 or $9 otherwise depending on time spent inside).
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
    We've launched a contest where one lucky winner gets an original sculpture of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess, displayed at MPM in 2004! Click for details on how to enter:
  • Justin P.
    Justin PloegertAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always enjoy little milwaukee! Come early on Saturday mornings to beat the crowd.
  • Nick K.
    Nick KirchmarMarch 27, 2011
    Make sure to buy your tickets for iMax at the main ticket booth. There are no signs in waiting area and I went from being first to twentieth in line.
  • VazDrae L.
    VazDrae LombaxAugust 14, 2012
    The burgers they serve in the Cafe, are actually reeaaally good. Worth the wait!
  • Mersaydez
    MersaydezAugust 7, 2015
    I recommend getting the museum pass! It's a really nice museum and I LOVE the mock little towns!!
  • Yoav L.
    Yoav LurieJanuary 8, 2012
    Awesome exhibits -- including one of a life size T-Rex devouring a Triceratops.
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HollenbeckDecember 30, 2013
    Free Mondays are about to make way for the first Thursday of the month free for Milwaukee county residents. Just a heads up!
  • Jon O.
    Jon OlsenJanuary 15, 2012
    Buy soda from the vending machines adjacent to the cafe ($1.50) rather than at the cafe ($2.50).
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BooherMay 10, 2016
    Streets of Old Milwaukee are always a must-see!!
  • Cindy D.
    Cindy D.August 13, 2011
    Get a discount card from Visit Milwaukee for a 50% savings. Allow about 3 hrs to see the museum.
  • Todd R.
    Todd RademacherNovember 27, 2014
    Great museum. Old Wisconsin. Native American displays and so much more
  • Liz G.
    Liz GreeneApril 23, 2015
    The butterfly exhibit is wonderful! The kids love it!!
  • Julie 'Jewels' T.
    Julie 'Jewels' TourtillottDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beginning January 6th the museum is no longer free to county residents. It will now be the first Thursday of the month.
  • Heidi D.
    Heidi DowlingMarch 23, 2016
    Truly enjoyed the butterflies, old town Milwaukee and the European Village!
  • Leonel M.
    Leonel MDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The updates to The Streets of Milwaukee of quite simply amazing.
  • Darrell C.
    Darrell CroneJuly 23, 2011
    Awesome Venue.. Not regular IMax theater, in the planetarium format..
  • Beth H.
    Beth HiroseApril 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's cheaper to become a member if you are going to the museum movie and an exhibit
  • Mykl N.
    Mykl NovakAugust 3, 2011
    "Play with the butterflies at the Milwaukee Public Museum" - from the top 100 things to do before graduating from Marquette University
  • jake e.
    jake evansJanuary 10, 2016
    The newly renovated streets of old Milwaukee is fantastic!
  • Veronica J.
    Veronica JonesApril 2, 2012
    Never go in the butterfly exhibit if you're scared.. You'll freak everyone else out!
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn ScottMarch 31, 2014
    Its not free on Monday anymore only first Thursday of the month
  • Valerie B.
    The Pirate exhibit was amazing... Kids loved it
  • Chris T.
    Chris TaylorJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The dinosaurs are still and always will be my favorite things to see!
  • Therese C.
    Therese CucunatoMay 30, 2013
    Awesome place to spend a day..playing with butterflies.....
  • BigDogsSportsGrill
    BigDogsSportsGrillMarch 28, 2012
    After a great day at the museum stop by for dinner and relax.
  • Camesha M.
    Camesha MullnerApril 6, 2010
    Great place to take the kiddies once a month. Free on Mondays for residents! Read more
  • Nancy k.
    Nancy kDecember 22, 2011
    Check out the butterfly exhibit! Be careful where you step!
  • Hailey M.
    Hailey McDonaldMarch 31, 2012
    Candy shop in old milwaukee exhibit is tasty!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MalcolmMarch 12, 2010
    Go to the far right side of the native american hunting exhibit and make the snakes tail rattle the button is under the rock
  • Tomas S.
    Tomas SchottMarch 7, 2014
    New ancient civilization exhibits ckming by 2015 I heard today when visiting .. sounds neat
  • Alap S.
    Alap ShahMarch 12, 2013
    There's rattle snake secret button on 2nd floor! ;)
  • Alexander D.
    Alexander DonovanSeptember 2, 2016
    Definitely check out the butterfly room.
  • DomRod4130
    DomRod4130January 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rattle snake button! Go find it
  • Michelle C.
    Awesome place to learn new things!
  • Claudio S.
    Claudio SanderNovember 9, 2015
    Great! 3D theatre is awesome !
  • Esther T.
    Esther TrainorMay 30, 2015
    The butterfly room is my favorite :)
  • Lojain R.
    Lojain RafaaSeptember 17, 2015
    Great place for exploring the world in one trip
  • Nico A.
    Nico ArmaniApril 1, 2013
    They need to clean. Everything was so dusty!
  • Richard Ric E.
    Richard Ric EberleApril 26, 2013
    Old Milwaukee section is great !
  • Liz S.
    Liz SandersDecember 28, 2011
    Wear bright colors for the butterfly exhibit.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChiappettaDecember 27, 2010
    Buy tickets online to avoid standing in line for hours.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaOctober 6, 2014
    Best museum ever!
  • Daniel Y.
    Daniel YbarraJuly 7, 2014
    It's not free on Monday any more. Bring lots of cash it is pricey
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