The Milwaukee Public Museum is a wonderful museum located in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is one of top rated natural history museums in the country.

Visiting the Museum

There are a number of permanent displays and exhibits available for viewing at the museum. On the first floor are a few of our favorites - Old Milwaukee and European Village. In these exhibits, guests can stroll down streets in an immersive experience that transports them back in time. Along the sides of the streets are various shops and houses that guests can peer into and see animatronic people working or resting inside. One well known shop is the Usinger's sausage shop, where a woman can be seen through the window placing sausages and other meats on a plate.

Another permanent exhibit located on the first floor is the museum's pre-historic exhibit called "The Third Planet". It features numerous displays about the Mesozoic era (dinosaurs) and similar time periods. One that is particularly impressive is the tyrannosaurus and triceratops display. We won't spoil it for those who haven't been, but it is a must see if you are visiting for the first time!

The third floor contains displays of world cultures, histories and animals. Here, you can visit a Japanese house as well as an Indian marketplace (another favorite!). There are also exhibits of Africa, South America and the Arctic.

Attractions near the Museum

There are a lot of great activities in and near Downtown Milwaukee. The lakefront has been updated