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Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the largest in the United States, is a museum of human and natural history providing a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning with something to excite and challenge Museum students with a diversity of interests.

Permanent exhibits are contained in three and a half floors of exhibit area, with additional space for traveling and temporary exhibits. The museum hosts about 1 million visitors a year and the Museum's Education Department presents programs that serve over 325,000 people every year. The Museum employs curators that conduct research locally, nationally, and internationally in their field of expertise.

From its modest beginnings in 1882, the Milwaukee Public Museum currently houses over 6 million specimens. This includes collections in...

  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Geology
  • History
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Vertebrate Zoology

In addition, the museum has a research library that contains over 125,000 volumes. The Photo Collection contains extensive photographic documentation of MPM objects and research as well as a very significant collection of Native American photographs.

For more information, visit the Milwaukee Public Museum on the web.