Accessibility at MPM

The Milwaukee Public Museum strives to make its exhibits, programs, and facilities accessible to all visitors.
 


If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about accessibility at the Milwaukee Public Museum, please contact Dawn Koceja, Accessibility Coordinator, at access@mpm.edu or 414-278-6943.


Museum App

MPM All In is a free app that helps families and groups, including visitors with autism and disabilities, plan their visit or interact while at the Museum. Features include exhibit social stories with videos, a customizable schedule, sensory-friendly Museum maps, communication prompts, and more. This app is designed to help all visitors feel welcome and supported while exploring all that MPM has to offer.

Get it on Google Play

Entrances

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 should be dropped off on James Lovell St. located on the east side of the building.

Parking

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

Elevators

Elevators for the general Museum are located on the north side of the building. The Dome Theater/Planetarium also has elevator access.

Wheelchairs and Strollers

Wheelchairs and strollers are available at Admissions on a first-come, first-served basis. Strollers are not allowed in all special exhibit galleries, or Planetarium and Dome Theater.

Restrooms

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

Family Quiet Space

A quiet, private space on the first floor is available for use by nursing mothers and parents of small children who may need a break.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the Museum.

Interpreters

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.

Dome Theater / Daniel M. Soref Planetarium

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

SPARK! Programs

Designed for people in the early- to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, caregivers, or group facility. More info >>