Real Pirates - December 14, 2012 - May 27, 2013
Visiting the Milwaukee Public MuseumWhere: 800 W. Wells St.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, with special extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings
Cost: General admission is $14 adults; $13 seniors; $11 college students and teens; $10 children; free for kids 3 and under. Milwaukee County resident receive free admission on Mondays. Feature exhibition admission is $26 adults on weekend, $24 adults on weekdays; discounts apply for seniors, students and children 12.
Contact: (414) 278-2702
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee. Chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884, MPM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2009.
The MPM features three floors of exhibits that include life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rain forest and a live butterfly garden. Especially popular with locals are the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit and the "rattlesnake button," a hidden button that when pressed will shake the tail of a rattlesnake strategically placed inside the bison hunt diorama.
Also part of the Milwaukee Public Museum experience are the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater and the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, both housed in the same auditorium, which feature daily IMAX films and star shows.