Become a Member

Current members: It’s easier now than ever to manage your account and transactions online with our new ticketing and membership software. To use the system, you will need to create a new account.

In addition, all membership cards are now digital. To get your digital card, follow the instructions in our FAQ here.

Keep the spirit of discovery alive when you join today.

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community, the City of Milwaukee issued Public Health Order 4.2, increasing restrictions to stop the spread. In compliance with this Order, MPM has temporarily closed its doors, but we’re but ready to welcome members with unique virtual programs and at-home activities. Plus, a purchase of membership supports new research, priceless collections, educational programs, and sustains MPM at a challenging time.

Memberships can be purchased online or by phone from our Membership Hotline at 414-278-6170*. 

Dual Family Sustainer Donor Levels Affordable Adventure

girl with magnifying glass UPCOMING VIRTUAL BENEFITS
  • Virtual Stargazing - Take a live virtual tour of the current night sky with Daniel M. Soref Planetarium Director Bob Bonadurer! In this 45-minute program, you'll explore spectacular sights as you journey from sunset to sunrise. Don’t forget, your sky requests are welcome! 
  • Virtual Dinosaur Hunt – Join MPM Educators on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where you’ll learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them.
  • Virtual Colossal Fossils – Learn about Tyrannosaurus rex with the experts at Colossal Fossils in Wausau, Wisconsin, all from the comfort of your home.
  • Virtual Ugly Ornament Contest – Do you have the ugliest ornament? Show us for a chance to win great prizes!
Plus, when times are healthier and it is safe to do so, members receive the following onsite:
  • Free admission to Museum and Planetarium for one year
  • Free admission to special exhibits 
  • Free admission to over 300 museums worldwide
  • $5 parking in MacArthur Square garage
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free members-only communications
  • Discount on select programs/events
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides
  • Free stroller or wheelchair during your visit
  • Free members-only events

Dual ($85)

2 adults OR 1 adult plus 1 guest

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • $5 tickets to Dome Theater

Join/Renew Gift

Family ($135)

2 adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under)

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • $5 tickets to Dome Theater

Affordable Adventure membership is available for families in financial need. To apply, please click here.

Join/Renew Gift

Sustainer ($225) - BEST VALUE!

2 adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under) OR 1 adult plus 3 guests

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • Free special exhibition previews
  • Free Dome Theater preview nights
  • Free admission to Dome Theater shows
  • Guest privileges for members-only events
  • 4 MPM guest passes to share with friends or family
  • Advanced registration for select public programs/events
  • Additional member perks at select events
  • Caregiver/babysitter can bring member children
  • Flexible admission benefits:
    • Family coverage OR yourself and up to 3 guests

Join/Renew Gift

Donor Levels ($500 and up)

When you make a donor level gift, even more of your membership supports ongoing research, artifact and specimen care, education programs, and world-class exhibits. As a thank you for your support, these levels include additional benefits.

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    *A convenience charge may be added to phone and online orders.

    **Adults named on a membership must live at the same address. Membership is not transferable (except with Plus Caregiver) and cannot be used for school group or group tour visits. Discounts and promotions are not valid on gift vouchers or gift cards.

    Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your membership is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits you receive. The value of Dome Theater/Planetarium tickets is $6, which is not tax-deductible.