Become a Member

Keep the spirit of discovery alive when you join today.

A MPM membership pays for itself within just two visits to the Museum!

As a member, you get exclusive Museum access to unique programs and events and unlimited FREE admission to our permanent exhibits for a full year! Plus, a purchase of membership supports new research, priceless collections, and educational programs. Giving back to your community has never been easier!

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

Need help with your membership? Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Dual Family Sustainer Donor Levels Affordable Adventure

girl with magnifying glassBenefits
  • Free admission to MPM, the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, and 300+ museums worldwide for one year
  • $5 parking in MacArthur Square garage
  • Free members-only events
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Museum-wide members-only access on weekend mornings
  • Discount or early registration on select programs/events
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides
  • Free members-only communications

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 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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    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 (414-278-2728) and very limited walk-up at MPM. Cost is $3 for adult/teen/senior/youth (children 0-3 are free). Up to four per family.

    *Student memberships are available for purchase in-person for $35. Bring your student ID to Member Services to join. Admission covers 1 student and includes all the benefits listed at the top of this page.

    **Adults named on a membership must live at the same address. Membership is not transferable 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.