Milwaukee Museum Week
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Youth Free Day Highlights Second Annual Milwaukee Museum Week

Milwaukee Museums Provide Free Access for Youth on Monday, January 20th

By - Jan 13th, 2020 03:25 pm

Milwaukee – How do you best call attention to Milwaukee’s wonderful array of museums, promote our shared missions as well as our distinctive focuses, and ignite new interest from our local community? Start with the kids of course! Perhaps no single day better highlights the spirit of Milwaukee Museum Week than Youth Free Day on Monday, January 20th which provides free admission to local children 18 years and under.

Taking place January 18-26, museums throughout Milwaukee will join forces to provide fun events, interesting programs, and special experiences through a collective effort known as Milwaukee Museum Week. This unique week is designed to bring to light the meaningful impact our museums have for local residents, tourism and the economy, and to forming Milwaukee’s well-rounded cultural community. More than a hundred programs or events will be offered during the week and people are encouraged to support their local museums by participating.

In its first year, Milwaukee Museum Week welcomed thousands of visitors to participating museums. And like last year’s inaugural event, museums are expecting a huge turnout for Youth Free Day which occurs on Monday, January 20th, when many area schools are closed in observance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

The following museums are participating in Youth Free Day on Monday, January 20. 

Please note that Milwaukee Art Museum is not open on Monday, January 20th

Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Museum Week was created as a result of conversations between area museum directors and staff in recent years. Milwaukee is rich in cultural assets and our museums and cultural institutions contribute to a vibrant and well-rounded community in a significant way. However, Milwaukee’s museums cannot be here without the support of the community.

The public can expect events and programs such as behind-the-scene tours, lectures, specialty tours only offered during Museum Week, children’s programming, and some museums are offering reduced or free admission on select days. A full list of events can be found on

For more information about Milwaukee Museum Week or to see the many events scheduled throughout the week, visit For questions, please contact Mame McCully at 414.403.4344 or

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