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April 29, 2013
From journal The Wisconsin Series - More Milwaukee Please
by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
December 31, 2011
Saint Paul, Minnesota
March 14, 2006
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a nerds dream haven. I have yet to see another museum quite like it—the amount of information and number of topics is stunning for a relatively small space!
For me, the only interesting parts of the museum are the first floor exhibits and the special collection on the second floor. On the first floor, you will find the streets of Old Milwaukee and the European Village, as well as exhibits on butterflies and other bugs, the rainforest, and dinosaurs.
The Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village are neat little tours of houses and businesses from the late-1800s . These exhibits almost never change, with the exception of December, when the staff add traditional holiday decor for each culture.
My all-time favorite part of the MPM, though, is the dinosaur exhibit. My earliest memories of school are field trips to the museum, including the life-size model of a T-rex munching happily on a dead Brontosaurus.
The special collections rotate every few months, but are always fascinating. The current special exhibit is on the history of the Vatican. Previously, the chocolate-making process was shown from the ground up.
You can visit the Milwaukee Public Museum website for hours and ticket information. The museum also features an attached IMAX with discount tickets.
From journal Milwaukee: Fun May Be Hiding Anywhere!
June 23, 2005
The best part is the butterfly room, which is part of the admission. Keep in mind that since they are tropical butterflies, the room is quite warm and humid. There are so many in there, it would almost be impossible that one does not land on you at some point. If you bring young children in this exhibit, I would recommend holding them as they can feel completely out of their realm of comfortableness.
There is also an IMAX Theatre located in the same building before you pay admission to the museum. Prices are $8 or $6.50 for children 3 to 15 years of age. Admission to the museum is free on Mondays, which makes adding the theater to the day's itinerary much more affordable.
From journal The Greater Milwaukee Area