Admission provides access to the collection and exhibition galleries and the Kohl’s Art Studio.
Visit with a group
Find details here about tour options and special admission rates for groups of 10 or more.
Free with membership
|Students, seniors (65+), military
|Kids 12 and under
|Wisconsin K–12 teachers
|Free with valid school ID or pay stub
How to arriveSee parking and directions
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Access from the street, the Reiman Bridge, or the underground parking garage.
Café entranceEnter through the automatic doors off Oak Leaf Trail, when weather permits.
East End entranceStart your visit at the lakefront entrance on the north side of the campus.
What to expectRead the full terms and policies
Explore the Museum’s vast collection
There’s no rush; take your time in the galleries. Museum staff are here to help with directions, information, or other guidance.
Help us keep the art safe for future generations
Be mindful of your fingers, elbows, rear, and gear. Keep an arm’s length away from the art. Strollers are welcome in the galleries, but wagons must be stored in the coatroom on the Café Level.
Store backpacks, larger bags, umbrellas, and water bottles
Lockers are on the Café Level and in the East End. Enjoy food and drink before entering the galleries. Water bottles are not permitted in the galleries and must be stored.
Capture the moment
Take photos, unless otherwise noted; flash, tripods, and commercial photography are not permitted. To host a commercial photo shoot, complete the request form.
A museum for everyoneLearn about our accessibility
Audio guidesBring your headphones and mobile devices to access the free audio guides on mam.org/guide.
Mobility devicesPersonal wheelchairs and Segways used for mobility are always welcome. Manually operated wheelchairs are available from the admissions desk.
StrollersStrollers are welcome in the Museum galleries.
ElevatorsElevators are accessible to and from the Reiman Bridge and throughout all Museum levels.
Service animalsService animals are permitted inside the Museum.
RestroomsGender-neutral and family restrooms are located on the Café Level and the Entrance Level.
Frequently asked questions
When weather conditions and wind speeds permit, the Burke Brise Soleil (or “wings”) opens with the Museum, closes and reopens at noon, and closes with the Museum.
Admission includes access to all collection and exhibition galleries, as well as the Kohl’s Art Studio. An admission ticket is not required to visit the Museum Store, the Museum Café, or the East End
Want free, unlimited admission? Become a Museum Member.
Absolutely! Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission.
The ArtPack Station, located on the Entrance Level, is always available during Museum hours. Here, families can pick up free Family Guides and Museum Moments Cards for exploring art and architecture. Families can also borrow picture books, SketchPacks for drawing in the galleries, costumes, and ArtPacks designed to help kids interact with the textures, shapes, and colors found in the galleries.
The Kohl’s Art Studio is open every Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and is a great place to engage in hands-on art projects and create something all your own.
Visitors can find coffee, tea, salad, snacks, and more in the Museum Café. The café opens with the Museum and closes 30 minutes before the Museum closes.
The café does not currently take reservations. However, dine-in and carryout service are both available
Yes. For personal use (wedding, engagement, senior, family, etc.), the Museum offers 30- or 60-minute photoshoot sessions. See more details on rates and booking here.
For commercial photoshoots, please fill out the Photo and Film Permission Form here.
In 2024, the Museum is hosting Free Day + Celebration events on February 18, April 28, and June 6. Kids 12 and under and Wisconsin K–12 teachers always receive free Museum general admission. Thanks to Museums on Us®, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission on the first full weekend of the month. To stay updated on Museum events, sign up for our newsletter.
For companies and individuals interested in sponsoring free admission days, explore more information here.
As part of its role as a responsible steward of its collection, the Milwaukee Art Museum conducts ongoing provenance research for the artworks in its care. The Museum focuses, in particular, on documenting provenance for objects that may have been in continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933–45), when hundreds of thousands of artworks were systematically confiscated, looted, destroyed, and sold. The Museum follows the standards and guidelines established by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). It similarly follows the guidelines of AAM for antiquities. See more details here.