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.
More than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle enthusiasts, the museum offers a glimpse of American history. H-DMuseum.com
400 W. Canal St.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Renaissance-style villa with formal gardens overlooks Lake Michigan.
Open 1-5 p.m, Wed. through Sun.
2220 N. Terrace Ave.
Charles Allis Art Museum
Elegant 1911 Tudor-style mansion museum with period rooms, original furnishings and worldwide art collection. 1-5 p.m., Wed.-Sun. 1801 N. Prospect Ave.
(414) 278- 8295.
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion
This Flemish Renaissance home built in 1893, features unique Victorian craftsmanship and design. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. through Sat. Noon- 4 p.m. Sun. Closed Wed. mid Jan.-Feb. pabstmansion.com
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Cedarburg Art Museum
Building designed in 1898 as a residence.
W63 N675 Washington Ave.