The Milwaukee Public Museum and Kohl’s Invite You To See Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition


Mia Tripi, Mueller Communications

The Milwaukee Public Museum and Kohl’s Invite You To See Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition
See the US premiere of this special exhibition on the revolutionary humanitarian

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (May 27, 2021)—Beginning today, reservations open for FREE tickets to the June 6 Kohl’s Thank You Thursday (KTYT) at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM)! Thanks to Kohl’s, visitors receive FREE general admission to our permanent exhibits. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 414-278-2728. 

During June’s Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, visitors will have the opportunity to use digital programming resources to find out more about their favorite exhibits, including virtual tours and guides of Wisconsin Woodlands, Rainforest, A Tribute to Survival, The Arctic and others.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to add Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition to their experience for $4 per person. This new exhibition by Round Room Live, which takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader, has made its U.S. debut at MPM, in partnership with America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM).  

An immersive experience, visitors will discover Nelson Mandela as they have never known him before. The exhibition features previously unseen film, photos and the display of more than 150 historical artifacts on loan from the Mandela family, museums and archives worldwide to provide fresh insight into the people, places and events that formed his character and the challenges he faced. 

For the latest information on COVID policies during KTYT, as well as booking your ticket online, please visit 

About Kohl’s Thank You Thursday 

Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, which launched in 2015, offers families and individuals free access to Milwaukee Public Museum’s permanent exhibits on the first Thursday of every month. Through Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, Kohl’s has provided more than 190,000 visitors free admission to Milwaukee Public Museum, and since 2009, Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have committed more than $2 million to the organization. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community, visit or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

About the Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s natural history museum, welcoming over half a million visitors annually. Located in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum was chartered in 1882, opened to the public in 1884, and currently houses more than 4 million objects in its collections. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium. 

MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public. 

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