Become a Member

Current members: It’s easier now than ever to manage your account and transactions online with our new ticketing and membership software. To use the system, you will need to create a new account.

Website transactions are currently unavailable as we transition to a new database. To renew or purchase a membership, please call 414-278-6170 (M-F from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or mail a check with your form (if applicable) to 800 West Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Thank you!

Every visit is a new adventure at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Keep that spirit of discovery alive when you join today!

Memberships can be purchased online, in-person, or by phone from our Membership Hotline at 414-278-6170*. To redeem a gift membership voucher that was purchased prior to September 5, 2019, please call the Membership Hotline for assistance at 414-278-6170.

Discounts are available for students and Corporate Partner employees when you show proof of eligibility in-person at Member Services.

Dual Family Sustainer Donor Levels Gift Membership

All members enjoy:

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  • Free admission to Museum and Planetarium for one year
  • Free admission to special exhibits 
  • Free admission to over 300 museums worldwide
  • $5 parking in MacArthur Square garage
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Free members-only communications
  • Discount on select programs/events
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides
  • Free stroller or wheelchair during your visit
  • Free members-only events

Dual ($85)

2 adults OR 1 adult plus 1 guest

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • $5 tickets to Dome Theater

Family ($135)

2 adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under)

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • $5 tickets to Dome Theater

Affordable Adventure membership is available for families in financial need. To apply, please click here.

Sustainer ($225) - BEST VALUE!

2 adults and their children/grandchildren (age 17 and under) OR 1 adult plus 3 guests

  • Basic benefits listed above
  • Free special exhibition previews
  • Free Dome Theater preview nights
  • Free admission to Dome Theater shows
  • Guest privileges for members-only events
  • 4 MPM guest passes to share with friends or family
  • Advanced registration for select public programs/events
  • Additional member perks at select events
  • Caregiver/babysitter can bring member children
  • Flexible admission benefits:
    • Family coverage OR yourself and up to 3 guests

Donor Levels ($500 and up)

When you make a donor level gift, even more of your membership supports ongoing research, artifact and specimen care, education programs, and world-class exhibits. As a thank you for your support, these levels include additional benefits.

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    *A service fee is applied to all onsite admissions and membership sales. Patrons paying with cash will receive the cash discount pricing listed above.  A convenience charge will be added to online and phone orders.

    **Adults named on a membership must live at the same address. Membership is not transferable (except with Plus Caregiver) and cannot be used for school group or group tour visits. Discounts and promotions are not valid on gift vouchers or gift cards.

    Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your membership is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits you receive. The value of Dome Theater/Planetarium tickets is $6, which is not tax-deductible.