Milwaukee Public Museum

The Puelicher Butterfly Vivarium
The Streets of Old Milwaukee
Crossroads of Civilization
Hell Creek
View Website Favorite (19) 800 W Wells St - Milwaukee, WI 53233
Information: 414-278-2700

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm. First Thursday of every month: 9am-8pm.

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Take an adventure not limited by time or space at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Visit a traditional Native American powwow or watch real life butterflies flutter in our butterfly garden before you head back in time to walk the Streets of Old Milwaukee. Transport yourself further back and visit the Crossroads of Civilizations to see King Tut or even walk among the dinosaurs in the Third Planet!  New digital and 3D features at the Dome Theater make it possible to get even closer to the action, whether you want to soar with the pterosaurs at a giant screen film or travel through the solar system with a planetarium show.  From touring special exhibitions to our permanent displays, every trip to MPM is a unique journey to another world.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Military Heritage
    • Wisconsin History
    • European Heritage
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Childrens
    • Historical

Nearby Places

9 Circles by Bill Cain 6/12/2020 - 6/28/2020 Milwaukee - 1.07 miles away
POSTPONED - Polish Fest 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 Milwaukee - 1.27 miles away
CANCELED - GRABAAWR 6/13/2020 - 6/20/2020 Milwaukee - 1.31 miles away
CANCELED - Shakespeare in the State Parks: The Winter's Tale 6/13/2020 - 8/23/2020 Milwaukee - 2.08 miles away
CANCELED - Shakespeare in the State Parks: The Winter's Tale 6/13/2020 - 8/23/2020 Milwaukee - 2.96 miles away
Summer Sounds Concerts in Cedarburg 6/12/2020 - 8/21/2020 Cedarburg - 17.87 miles away
Cedarburg Art Museum- Summer Beer Garden 6/11/2020 - 9/17/2020 Cedarburg - 18.25 miles away
Wern Valley 200 Sporting Clays Championship 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 Waukesha - 23.15 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • The museum's new facade is a re-purposed material and the marble that was taken was recycled.
  • Focus on Energy audits are conducted regularly by Johnson Controls
  • The museum has a green roof --- the plants filter toxins and pollutants from the air