All MPM exhibits and facilities are wheelchair accessible.


The Milwaukee Public Museum has three entrances for visitors (James Lovell St, Wells St, and MacArthur Square). Visitors may enter via MacArthur Square parking garage eliminating the need to walk outside. School groups should be dropped off on James Lovell St. located on the east side of the building.


A limited number of accessible spaces are available in MacArthur Square parking garage. The museum provides drop-off access on James Lovell Street. If you have special access needs, please call 414-278-2728.


Elevators for the general museum are located on the north side of the building. The Dome Theater/Planetarium also has elevator access.

Wheelchairs and Strollers

Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the ticket windows on a first-come, first-served basis. The wheelchair rental fee is $1 and the stroller rental fee is $2. Strollers are not allowed in the special exhibit galleries or Planetarium and Dome Theater.


Restrooms and drinking fountains are located throughout the Museum and are wheelchair accessible. The ground floor rest rooms have baby-changing stations.

Family Quiet Space

A quiet, private space on the first floor is available for use by nursing mothers and parents of small children who may need a break.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the Museum.


Interpreters are available for school groups who have signed up for docent-guided tours. Interpreters must be reserved four weeks in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 414-278-2714.

Dome Theater / Daniel M. Soref Planetarium

Listening devices may be requested at the entrance to the theater. Wheelchair spaces are available with a reservation.