Welcome back to MPM!
Please review this page carefully prior to purchasing admission.
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Before You Go
By purchasing admission to MPM, you agree to follow our COVID-19 Visitor Policies.
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.
For the safety of the community and our staff, a properly worn mask (over both the nose and mouth) is required by all visitors ages three and older at all times. Persons with disabilities or medical conditions are exempt from this requirement.
Know Where to Go
Visitors may enter through MPM’s main entrance on Wells Street or through the MacArthur Square entrance during the 45-minute entry window indicated on their ticket. The James Lovell Street entrance remains closed. Entry to the Museum building is one-time only.
Map it Out
One-way paths have been created in the Museum Marketplace, and certain exhibits are temporarily closed. On exhibit floors, visitors are encouraged to peruse at their leisure while maintaining proper distancing.
Please maintain six-foot social distancing between family groups during your visit. Only one family group will be allowed per elevator at a time, which may increase wait times.
Please take advantage of the hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum and avoid touching surfaces.
Wisconsin Travel Advisory
The Kilbourn Tunnels (I-43 northbound exit to Kilbourn Ave and I-43 northbound entrance ramp from Kilbourn Ave) will be fully closed on March 29 thru late July. A detour will direct motorists to utilize nearby McKinley Avenue and 6th Street. Click here for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Please review our COVID-19 Visitor Policy FAQs.
(includes access to Mandela: The Official Exhibition)
Adult 18-64: $22
Teen 14-17: $22
Senior 65+: $18
Youth 4-13: $16
Members and children 3 and younger are always FREE.
- Our current hours of operation can be found here.
- Tickets can be reserved four 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.
- Issues purchasing tickets or registering? Call 414-278-2728 or click here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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.
Mother's and Father's Days are opportunities to celebrate parents and their influence on our lives and communities. Recognizing the diversity of family structures, we honor and welcome all caregivers on these holidays. On Mother's and Father's Days, visitors can enjoy one free adult admission per group.
Mother's Day: To reserve your one free adult admission, please call 414-278-2728.
Father's Day: To reserve your one free adult admission, please call 414-278-2728.
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 (414-278-2728) and very limited walk-up at MPM. Cost is $3 for adult/teen/senior/youth (children 0-3 are free); $7 cost to add on our current special exhibit. 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.