Become a Member

Keep the spirit of discovery alive when you join today.

A MPM Membership pays for itself within just two visits!

As a member, you get exclusive Museum access to unique programs and events and unlimited FREE admission to our permanent exhibits for a full year! Plus, a purchase of membership supports new research, priceless collections, and educational programs. Giving back to your community has never been easier!

Dual Family Sustainer Affordable Adventure Donor Levels

Why Become a Member?

All members have access to these benefits:

  • Free admission to MPM, the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, and 300+ museums worldwide for one year
  • $5 parking in MacArthur Square garage
  • Free members-only events
  • 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining
  • Museum-wide members-only access on weekend mornings
  • Discount or early registration on select programs/events
  • Free Clue Crew Explorer Guides
  • Free members-only communications

Dual ($85)

2 adults OR 1 adult plus 1 guest

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

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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.

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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 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

Join/Renew Gift


Affordable Adventure ($65)

The Affordable Adventure membership was created so all families, regardless of income level, can enjoy the Museum and receive all membership programming opportunities and discounts. Affordable Adventure includes all the same benefits as a Family membership. Your family qualifies if you, the adult on the membership, participate in BadgerCare, FoodShare, Medicaid, or WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).

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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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Memberships can be purchased online or by phone from our Membership Hotline at 414-278-6170*.

Need help with your membership? Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

*Student memberships are available for purchase in-person for $35. Bring your student ID to Member Services to join. Admission covers 1 student and includes all the benefits listed at the top of this page.

**Adults named on a membership must live at the same address. Membership is not transferable and cannot be used for school group or group tour visits.

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.