The Milwaukee Public Museum Closes to the Public

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The Milwaukee Public Museum Closes to the Public

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (March 14, 2020)—The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will close to the public beginning on March 14 at 5 p.m. until further notice. This includes both public and private events as well as the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium and Dome Theater. We look forward to re-opening to our visitors and members soon.

There have been no cases of the COVID-19 virus at MPM, but like other cultural, scientific, and educational organizations in Milwaukee, we are committed to helping mitigate the spread of the virus and have decided the best way to reduce the risk would be to close MPM to our visitors and members.

MPM will post any updates to and on our social media channels as needed.

About the Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) 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.