Here is a roundup of free museum days Milwaukee families can enjoy this year, including picks with always-free admission!
We’re collecting free days for family-friendly museums and zoos around Milwaukee on our interactive map & calendar. More free days are added as we hear about them, so check back often for opportunities to enjoy free family fun.
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Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Always free admission
$5 suggested donation
Shila: The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is part of the Kenosha Public Museum, and displays casts of actual dinosaur fossil bones in the main gallery. Families can see cool artifacts while exploring the museum, and the gallery wall projects environmental & animal sounds.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Always free admission (age 12 and under)
Shila: The Milwaukee Art Museum, which showcases world class art exhibits, offers free admission every day for children ages 12 and under!
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - Community Access Days
Free Days Third Thursdays
Shila: On the third Thursday of each month, families can enjoy Betty Brinn Children's Museum free days. Walkup tickets are subject to availability, so make sure to reserve yours early (up to 2 weeks in advance).
Milwaukee County Zoo - Family Free Days
Free Days noted above
Shila: All guests receive free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo during Family Free Days, but parking fees do still apply.
Primary photo: Milwaukee Public Museum
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