Natural history museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for two general-admission tickets to Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life (up to $50 value)
- When: any day, May 31–June 20
- Where: Milwaukee Public Museum
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Tickets also include admission to the entire museum on the day of your visit.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student, senior, or member discounts.
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life
Conceived by Dr. Gunther von Hagens—the inventor of the preservative Plastination technique used in the exhibit—Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life showcases carefully conserved human bodies, revealing the anatomy's inner workings to inquisitive eyes. After the skin has been removed and the cells have been hardened by plastics, the bodies are displayed to allow guests to see the beauty in intricately connected muscle systems, marvel at the delicate filigree of blood vessels, and continue to be puzzled about how anyone could possibly eat a light bulb. Distinguishing itself from previous Body Worlds exhibits, Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life focuses on the effect of aging and time on the human form. More than 200 specimen, drawn from youth to advanced age, show the ways in which organs and joints grow, change, and eventually break down as people move from birth to death.
Milwaukee Public Museum
The 14,500-year-old Hebior mammoth stands sentinel at the entrance to the Milwaukee Public Museum, serving as a massive reminder to all who pass that they are traveling back in time. Originally founded in 1882, the museum has spent more than a century collecting artifacts and fossils from around the world to portray the vast reaches of natural and human history throughout 150,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three and a half floors.
Representing the recent past, The Streets of Old Milwaukee's turn-of-the-century gas-lit lanes and the European Village place visitors up close to replicas of more than 58 structures, including an old-fashioned barbershop and a fully furnished Scottish dwelling. Traveling further back to the Cretaceous period in the Third Planet exhibit, a life-size replica of a tyrannosaurus greets visitors with its tiny arms and impeccable manners. Visitors can also explore treasures from Africa, Asia, and the Arctic, or stroll through the butterfly wing to witness free-flying exotic and native species.
Adjacent to the museum, the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater and Planetarium theater display astronomical wonders with a Digistar 3 computer-projection system. The Skies Over Milwaukee show lights up the ceiling with the current night sky for a tour of the planets and constellations. In the same theater, giant screen films transport audience members to the top of Everest or to the bottom of the ocean with a six-story screen, wraparound digital sound, and the distilled imaginations of 5-year-olds.