The 5 Best Museums in Milwaukee

The Wing, Milwaukee Art Museum | ©
Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr
The Wing, Milwaukee Art Museum | © Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr
Photo of Kelsey Grace Pfeifer
10 September 2017

Some people travel for the food, some people travel for the scenery, and others travel to experience the rare culture provided by a city’s museums. Milwaukee is a hub of amazing and wonderful places to explore this culture from all around the world. From art to show-stopping motorcycles, there really is a museum for everyone in good ole’ Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Art Museum

This museum is by far the most popular in Milwaukee based simply on its architectural design. The building spreads its wings when it is open, so there’s no question over visiting hours! Sitting on the shore of Lake Michigan, the museum is as beautiful inside as it is outside, and hosts exhibits that portray a wide array of styles such as contemporary and modern folk.

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Public Museum

The Public Museum is the perfect place for those who are a little indecisive on what exactly they would like to experience. The exhibits are incredibly eclectic and show off some of the greatest artifacts from today and the past. One of the most exciting components is the Dome theatre and planetarium, which is ideal for a school field trip or even a first date.

Butterfly | © Michael Pereckas/Flickr

Betty Brin Children’s Museum

Though it is marketed as a children’s museum, it’s really for kids of all ages (even those adults who haven’t quite grown up yet!). The purpose of the museum is to help children build fundamental skills such as cognition and social interaction. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the entire venue is a wonderful assault on the senses! It is certainly a place that guarantees fun for hours.

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Discovery World

A short walk from the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World is the ideal location for the science lover in everyone’s lives. This museum really tries to push the boundaries of the love of sciences, teaching STEM to girls, and trying to get kids to design mythical creatures in the famous KOHL’s Design it! Lab. But Discovery World is for adults too—in fact, it’s an incredibly popular wedding destination.

Aesthetic Apparatus @ Discovery World, Milwaukee | © Timothy Vollmer/Flickr

Harley Davidson

Ever dreamed of driving across the country with the wind in your hair, riding on a classic Harley? Then stop by at the Harley Davidson Museum and read about people who have done just that! There are also hundreds of classic and antiques motorbikes as well as artifacts dating back to Serial Number 1, the very first Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

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