COVID-19 Visitor Policies

Please review our latest policies below to help plan your next visit to the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority.

Visitor Policies

clockTiming is Everything
Tickets are limited to meet a reduced visitor capacity, so advanced online purchase is strongly recommended.


maskMasks Optional
Masks are welcome but not required. We continue to be a mask-friendly establishment and will hand out masks to visitors who may want one, while supplies last.


people 6 feet apartBe Respectful
Visitors are encouraged to please be mindful of those around you and respect personal space.


hand with soapKeep Clean
Please take advantage of the hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum and avoid touching surfaces.

Know What is Closed

Please note the following parts of the Museum are closed right now:
Haymarket General Store 

Services discontinued:
Locker rental
Stroller rental
Guided tours
Explorer Kits
Noise-reducing headphones


The Personal Cares and Sensory Rooms remain open for use. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the ticket window. For information on availability of additional services at this time, please visit our FAQ.

Updated Cleaning Procedures
  • MPM’s professional cleaning team is onsite during operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, lunchroom, common areas, and exhibit galleries, including frequent cleaning of surfaces that hands touch to reduce the spread of germs (i.e. doorknobs, light switches, handles, etc.)
  • Deep cleaning takes place when the Museum is closed; floors are mopped and vacuumed, restrooms are deep-cleaned, and all surfaces are sanitized.
  • The air in the building is circulated with fresh air to maintain clean air at all times.
  • Signs are displayed throughout the Museum to remind visitors to wash their hands.
  • All staff members are required to frequently wash their hands.
How you, the visitor, can help:
  • Please utilize our 25+ hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Museum.
  • Visitors are encouraged to please be mindful of those around you and respect personal space.
  • Stay home if you are not well. We welcome all families to visit when they are healthy and ready to play!
  • Notify Museum staff if an area or object needs attention.

Hours and Tickets

Please note our current hours of operation are Wednesdays through Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Tuesdays).

Ticket Options

To receive the $2 discount for Milwaukee County residents, you must register with a valid address.
Members must register and/or log in to receive benefits. Not a member? Join today!

Enhance Your Visit

Whether you come visit us in person or enjoy monthly programming from home, we'll bring you new videos, activities, and information about one of our beloved exhibits each month.



Still have questions? Please review our Visitor Policy FAQ.


Last updated March 4, 2022