Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Public Museum

Often viewed as one of the best natural history museums in the USA, the Milwaukee Public Museum has more than 4.5 million objects on display for visitors. With collections including works relating to anthropology, botany, geology, history, and zoology, there is no end to what you can learn and explore in this museum. There are three-and-a-half floors devoted to permanent exhibits, with additional space in store for temporary and traveling exhibits. At a size of 150,000 square feet, visitors have plenty of room to see all the dioramas of continents and habitats.

Replicas & Specimens

Many of the displays often include full-sized replicas and life-like imitations, depicting dinosaurs, animals, and humans as if they were really there. There are also various specimens which have been collected during field research and remain within the Milwaukee Public Museum. These include organic, archeological, and geological samples which range in diversity of location and composition.

Permanent Exhibits

Currently, the museum has seventeen permanent exhibits: Africa, Arctic, Asia, Bugs Alive!, Crossroads of Civilization, European Village, Exploring Life on Earth, Living Oceans, North American Indians, Pacific Islands, Pre-Columbian Americas, Puelicher Butterfly Wing, Rain Forest, A Sense of Wonder, South & Middle America, Streets of Old Milwaukee, and The Third Planet. Each of these depicts a different area of study.

Spend time in the planetarium, have a drink while listening to a lecture during the Science on Tap events, or throw a slumber party during the museum overnight. The possibilities are endless and the material is never-ending at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

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