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 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!


Individual/Student | Dual | Family & Friends | Donor Level

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

Individual or Student membership provides one adult (age 18+) with free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum and Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, for one year, plus all the benefits below.

Individual Classic ($45)
Join or Renew

  • Free members-only events (Halloween Hauntings & MPM Inside Out)
  • Invitation(s) to exhibit previews
  • Discount on camps and paid programs
  • Discount on parking in MacArthur Square garage ($5 flat-rate)
  • Free subscription to member magazine
  • Free Member News emails
  • Free admission to 300+ reciprocal museums
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides

Individual Patron ($60)
Join or Renew

  • All the benefits of Individual Classic membership
  • One free ticket per person, per visit to our National Geographic Dome Theater

Student Classic ($25)
This membership may only be purchased in-person, with  a valid student ID.

  • All the benefits of Individual Classic membership, at a discounted student rate

Student Patron ($40)
This membership may only be purchased in-person, with a valid student ID.

  • All the benefits of Individual Patron membership, at a discounted student rate

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Dual

Dual membership provides two adults, or one adult and a guest, with free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum and Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, for one year, plus all the benefits below.

Plus Caregiver ($30 add-on) allows an adult not named on a membership (i.e. nanny, babysitter, etc.) to bring member child. With this option, your caregiver receives all the benefits of your membership during their visit with your child.

Dual Classic ($65)
Join or RenewJoin or Renew, plus a Caregiver

  • Free members-only events (Halloween Hauntings & MPM Inside Out)
  • Invitation(s) to exhibit previews
  • Discount on camps and paid programs
  • Discount on parking in MacArthur Square garage ($5 flat-rate)
  • Free subscription to member magazine
  • Free Member News emails
  • Free admission to 300+ reciprocal museums
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides

Dual Patron ($90)
Join or RenewJoin or Renew, plus a Caregiver

  • All the benefits of Dual Classic membership
  • One free ticket per person, per visit to our National Geographic Dome Theater

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Family & Friends

Family & Friends membership provides two adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under), or one adult and three guests, with free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum and Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, for one year, plus all the benefits below.

Plus Caregiver ($30 add-on) allows an adult not named on a membership (i.e. nanny, babysitter, etc.) to bring member children. With this option, your caregiver receives all the benefits of your membership during their visit with your children.

Family & Friends Classic ($115)
Join or RenewJoin or Renew, plus a Caregiver

  • Free members-only events (Halloween Hauntings & MPM Inside Out)
  • Invitation(s) to exhibit previews
  • Discount on camps and paid programs
  • Discount on parking in MacArthur Square garage ($5 flat-rate)
  • Free subscription to member magazine
  • Free Member News emails
  • Free admission to 300+ reciprocal museums
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides

Family & Friends Patron ($150)
Join or RenewJoin or Renew, plus a Caregiver

  • All the benefits of Family & Friends Classic membership
  • One free ticket per person, per visit to our National Geographic Dome Theater

Access to Adventure* ($55)
*for families in financial need

  • All the benefits of Family & Friends Classic membership, at a discounted rate for families in  need
  • Visit Member Services at the Museum for an application

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Donor Level

Our Sustainer, Supporter, and Circle levels are considered donor memberships. When you join at these levels, a portion 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.

Donor membership provides one adult and up to seven guests with free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum and Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, for one year, plus all the benefits below.

Sustainer ($250)
Join or Renew

  • One free ticket per person, per visit to our National Geographic Dome Theater
  • Free members-only events (Halloween Hauntings & MPM Inside Out)
  • Invitation(s) to exhibit previews
  • Discount on camps and paid programs
  • Discount on parking in MacArthur Square garage ($5 flat-rate)
  • Free subscription to member magazine
  • Free Member News emails
  • Free admission to 300+ reciprocal museums
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides

Additional Donor Level Benefits

  • Plus Caregiver included
  • Free admission to ROAM museums
  • Recognition of your gift in Curio magazine

Supporter ($350)
Join or Renew

  • All the benefits of Sustainer membership
  • Two  one-time use guest passes

Leadership Circle Levels ($500 & up)
Details

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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.