|Trolley Car entrance to the Streets of Old Milwaukee @Milwaukee Public Museum|
On a recent visit to Milwaukee, WI our local science center memberships allowed us free entry into the Milwaukee Public Museum. We had a half day before our return flight home and this made for a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
One of the most unique areas in this museum was Streets of Old Milwaukee complete with a little candy shop for buying reasonably priced treats both modern and reminiscent of days gone by. Another unique area was the European Village where each cottage reveals a display representing a country in Europe. It seems that every European country was represented.
Additionally, this Milwaukee Public Museum has a large natural history component with a diversity of taxidermy in various displays, a creative geologic display area and prehistoric dioramas.
If you travel and enjoy museums, I highly recommend a membership to your local science center assuming it is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The membership cost quickly pays for itself.
|Old bicycle photo prop @Milwaukee Public Museum|
|Interior of an old Milwaukee store @Milwaukee Public Museum.|
|Streets of Old Milwaukee @Milwaukiee Public Museum|
|European Village @Milwaukee Public Museum|
|Dinosaur display @Milwaukee Public Museum|
|Geologic Area @Milwaukee Public Museum|
|Taxidermy avian display @ Milwaukee Public Museum|
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