Welcome back to MPM!
The Museum is currently open. Please review this page carefully prior to purchasing admission.
Before You Go
By purchasing admission to MPM, you agree to follow our COVID-19 Visitor Policies.
Visitor Policies Overview
Timing is Everything
A timed ticket is required for entry for all visitors, including members. Tickets are limited to meet a reduced visitor capacity, so advanced online purchase is strongly recommended. On-site purchases must be made via debit/credit card; no cash will be accepted. Find more admission info below.
For the safety of the community and our staff, a mask is required to be worn by all visitors over the age of three per the City of Milwaukee ordinance. Learn more about how to wear a face mask here, and why they're important here.
Know Where to Go
All visitors must enter through MPM’s main entrance on Wells Street and during the 45-minute* entry window indicated on their ticket.
Map it Out
In order to maintain proper distancing during your visit, one-way paths have been created through each floor of the Museum. Please follow these routes as you enjoy the exhibits. Preview or download the maps here.
Please maintain six-foot social distancing between family groups during your visit.
Please take advantage of the hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum and avoid touching surfaces.
See You Soon
All visitors should exit through the MacArthur Square parking structure exit in order to avoid cross-traffic patterns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Please review our COVID-19 Visitor Policy FAQs.
*When purchasing a 3:00 p.m. admission slot, we recommend an immediate arrival as MPM closes at 4:00 p.m.
General Museum Admission
Our current hours of operation are Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance (one week in advance for Kohl's Thank You Thursdays). Please note that any on-site purchases must be made via debit/credit card; no cash will be accepted.
Adult 18-64: $18
Teen 14-17: $18
Senior 65+: $14
Youth 4-13: $12
Members and children 3 and younger are always FREE.
Members must register and/or sign in to receive benefits.
Not a member? Join today for unlimited free visits to our permanent and special exhibits for a full 12 months!
If you have any issues purchasing tickets or registering for an account, please contact us at 414-278-2728, or click here and we'll get back to you right away.
Milwaukee County Resident Discount
Residents of Milwaukee County can receive a $2 discount on access to the permanent exhibits by registering for an account when purchasing admission and providing a valid Milwaukee County address. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.
Free days include:
- Mother's Day – Free for Mothers
- Father's Day – Free for Fathers
Please refer to our Hours of Operation webpage to review closed and early closing dates for the Museum.
Museums for All
MPM is proud to partner with Museums for All. Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 500 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. Tickets are available over the phone and very limited walk-up at MPM. Cost is $4 for adult/teen/senior/youth (children 0-3 are free). Up to four per family.
The Milwaukee Public Museum is committed to providing a safe environment where its patrons and employees are treated with respect and dignity. Please refer to our Conduct Policy.
Service fees may apply. All prices subject to change without notification.