Ticket Prices

During MPM's temporary closure, ticket sales are unavailable. All website transactions will be unavailable throughout July as we transition to a new database. To renew or purchase a membership, please call 414-278-6170 (M-F from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or mail a check with your form (if applicable) to 800 West Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

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Admission Packages

Patron /
Sustainer Member
Student /
Museum Pass
Cash Discount Pricing*

All permanent exhibits +
Choose one Planetarium program

FREE FREE $18 $12 $14 $14
Total Museum Pass
Cash Discount Pricing*

All permanent exhibits +  
Choose one Planetarium AND Dome Theater show

$5 FREE $24 $18 $20 $20
Dome Theater Only
Cash Discount Pricing*

No Museum admission

$5 FREE $8 $7 $7 $7

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Members get free access to our permanent exhibits, special exhibits, and one Planetarium program everyday. 

*A service fee is applied to all onsite admission and membership sales.
Visitors paying with cash will receive the cash discount pricing listed above.
Children 3 and younger are always FREE.
***College student and active/veteran military package prices available with valid ID only.
All prices subject to change without notification.

Milwaukee County Resident Discount

Residents of Milwaukee County receive a $2 discount on access to the permanent exhibits everyday. Adult residents must present valid photo identification showing Milwaukee County residency, and children must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of residency to receive this discount. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.
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Free Days

Admission is always free on the first Thursday of every month for all visitors, thanks to a partnership with Kohl's. Additional charges apply for the Dome Theater and special exhibitions. Read more about Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

Free days include:

  • Kohl's Thank You Thursday – First Thursday of each month free for all visitors
  • Mother's Day – Free for Mothers
  • Father's Day – Free for Fathers
  • Veterans Day – Free for Veterans and current members of the military
  • Grandparents Day – Free for Grandparents
  • Memorial Day – Free for Veterans and current members of the military
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Free for youth 18 and younger
Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer. The 2020 program has been cancelled.

Click here for general information on Blue Star and FAQ.

Early Closings

Please refer to our Hours of Operation webpage to review closed and early closing dates for the Museum.


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.

Group Admission

MPM welcomes groups of all types, and offers discounted ticket prices for group visits booked on a single reservation, in advance. Learn more about our group visit policies for:

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased onsite at the Museum box office on the ground concourse. 

Online and By Phone 

Museum admission can now be purchased from the comfort of your home or mobile device! A convenience fee will be applied to online and phone admission and membership sales. 

Dome Theater & Planetarium   414-319-4629
Admission & Group Sales       414-278-2728
School Field Trips   414-278-2714
Membership Tickets and Sales   414-278-6170
Gift Certificates   414-278-2728
Toll-Free   888-700-9069