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Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

 The Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the largest in the United States, is a museum of human and natural history providing a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning, with something to excite and challenge visitors with a diversity of interests.

Take a small step back in time to the turn-of-the-century Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village and to ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Or, take a giant leap back more than 65 million years to The Third Planet, see the world’s largest-known dinosaur skull and a life-sized replica of Tyrannosaurus rex. Stroll amid free-flying butterflies from around the world in The Puelicher Butterfly Wing.



Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233


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Accessibility Information

All exhibits and facilities are wheelchair accessible.


The Milwaukee Public Museum has three entrances for visitors (James Lovell St, Wells St, and MacArthur Square). Visitors may enter via MacArthur Square parking garage eliminating the need to walk outside. School groups can be dropped-off on James Lovell St. located on the east side of the building.


A limited number of handicap spaces are available in MacArthur Square parking garage. The museum provides handicapped drop-off access on James Lovell Street. If you have special access needs, please call 414-278-2728.


Elevators for the general museum are located on the north side of the building. The IMAX®/Planetarium theater also has elevator access.

Wheelchairs and Strollers

Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the ticket windows on a first-come, first-served basis. The wheelchair rental fee is $1 and the stroller rental fee is $2. Strollers are not allowed in the special exhibits gallery.

Rest Rooms

Rest rooms and drinking fountains are located throughout the Museum and are wheelchair accessible. The ground floor rest rooms have baby changing stations.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the Museum.


Interpreters are available for school groups who have signed up for docent-guided tours. Interpreters must be reserved four weeks in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 414-278-2714.

Humphrey IMAX® Dome Theater / Daniel M. Soref Planetarium

Listening devices may be requested at the entrance to the theater. Wheelchair spaces are available with a reservation.

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