Milwaukee Art Museum
Always a destination for visitors, the Milwaukee Art Museum became a symbol of the city in 2001 with completion of the internationally acclaimed Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and Burke Brise Soleil. In 2015 the museum extensively renovated its two oldest buildings, expanding and modernizing the galleries. Open 10am-5pm Tues.-Sun. Free the first Thursday of the month with extended hours until 8pm.
700 N. Art Museum Dr. Downtown Milwaukee (414) 224-3200
Milwaukee Public Museum
& Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium Museum
boasts walk-through exhibits and lifelike dioramas, Dome Theater and Planetarium. Corner of 7th and Wells Sts. Downtown Milwaukee
mpm.edu (414) 278-2728
Betty Brinn Children’s Musem
Milwaukee’s only area museum designed for children ages 1-10. 9am-5pm Mon. through Sat,. noon-5pm Sun.
929 E. Wisconsin Ave. 2nd Floor. Downtown Milwaukee
Interactive science, freshwater and saltwater aquariums. 9am-4pm Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm Sat. & Sun. discoveryworld.org
500 N. Harbor Dr. Downtown Milwaukee
Museum of Wisconsin Art
This museum collects and exhibits contemporary and historical art from the state of Wisconsin. wisconsinart.org 205 Veterans Ave.