Museums
Explore the world of art, science, and history by visiting a museum in Wisconsin. Museum trips can make your lessons come alive and can offer a fun way to spend the day learning.
Art Museums
Ten Chimneys
Just thirty miles from Milwaukee, WI, Ten Chimneys was the home of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Guests are treated to one of the most inspirational house tours in the country. Almost all the estate's beguilingly personal décor and collections are intact and unchanged since the Lunts first assembled them in the 1930s and '40s. Ten Chimneys is simply overflowing with memorabilia: notes from Laurence Olivier and Carol Channing, mementos from Helen Hayes and Noël Coward, inscribed first edition books by Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott. For decades, this idyllic retreat inspired the country's finest actors, writers, and artists. The Ten Chimneys tour has been specifically designed to retain the feeling of Lynn and Alfred's beloved home. The interiors and décor remains as they did when the Lunts lived here, with all their furniture, books, window coverings, and objects d'art lovingly restored and in the exact places they were left.
West Bend Art Museum
Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates the value, diversity and uniqueness of the visual arts and artists of Wisconsin. This is achieved by collecting, conserving, documenting, exhibiting and promoting aesthetic understanding of the visual arts of Wisconsin.
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 visitors with a diversity of interests. The Museum Center hosts over 700,000 visitors per year and is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee, just minutes from the interstate.
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
The Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art provides transformational learning opportunities through its exhibitions and programs. The museum enriches the intellectual and creative life of the students, faculty and community at large by collecting, displaying, interpreting and contextualizing art objects from a range of historical periods and media. As a forum for critical inquiry, the museum seeks to promote visual literacy and advance knowledge across the academic disciplines.
Children's Museums
Above & Beyond Children's Museum
The Above & Beyond Children's Museum (ABCM) is a non-profit organization servicing Sheboygan County children, their families, and out of town visitors. It offers hands-on, educational exhibits that enhance the lives and experiences of its visitors. From Above & Beyond's humble beginnings as a traveling road show, it quickly outgrew its first location to become an established community treasure. It has operated from its historic three-store downtown location since 1999, enriching the lives of thousands of children.
Association of Children's Museums
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is a professional member service organization for the children’s museum field. ACM is the only organization representing museums and professionals dedicated to early childhood play, the starting point in the continuum of lifelong learning. The Association promotes the impact children’s museums have in preparing children for school, building 21st century skills and nurturing a love for lifelong learning.
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