Join the Milwaukee Public Museum!

The Museum has a new system that makes it possible to buy tickets, renew/purchase membership, and register for certain programs online. Please select Join/Renew, choose your preferred  level, and follow the prompts to create an account. 

To purchase a membership as a gift, please call 414-278-6170 or visit us in-person.  Gift memberships must be purchased by December 12 to receive by Christmas. Thank you!


Membership provides free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum, for one year, plus many other perks. Enjoy free shows at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, unlimited access to permanent exhibits, and member benefits for temporary exhibits and special programs.

Memberships can be purchased online, in-person at the Museum, or by phone from our Membership Hotline at 414-278-6170. Hotline hours are M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Individual/Student Membership ($25 & up)

Individual or Student membership provides one adult (age 18+) with member benefits.
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Dual Membership ($65 & up)

Dual membership provides two adults, or one cardholder and a guest, with member benefits.
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Family & Friends Membership ($115 & up)

Family & Friends membership provides two adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under), or one cardholder and three guests, with member benefits.
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Access to Adventure Membership* ($55)

*for families in financial need
Access to Adventure membership provides two adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under), or one cardholder and three guests, with member benefits. Visit Member Services at the Museum for an application.
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Donor Level Membership ($250 & up)

Our Sustainer, Supporter, and Circle levels are considered donor memberships. When you join at these levels, a portion of your membership supports ongoing research, object 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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Note: 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.

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.