History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$55 for a two-person museum package (a $124 total value)
- One-year dual membership (a $60 value)
- 8 planetarium passes (a $64 value)<p>
$69 for a family museum package (a $171 total value)
- One-year family Pathfinder membership for two adult cardholders and any children or grandchildren 17 or younger, or one cardholder and up to two guests of any age (a $75 value)
- 12 planetarium passes (a $96 value)<p>
Members receive free museum admission and reciprocal admission to more than 300 museums around the world, as well as mailed invitations to special events such as Halloween Hauntings, membership to the Clue Crew Kids Club, members’ pricing on museum camps and lectures, and a 10% discount at the museum shop and cafe. Members also receive quarterly newsletters.<p>
Milwaukee Public Museum
The 14,000-year-old Hebior mammoth stands sentinel past the entrance to the Milwaukee Public Museum, serving as a massive reminder to all who enter 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 Planetarium and IMAX 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, IMAX 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.