Welcome to the Milwaukee Museum Mile!

The Milwaukee Museum Mile is a unique consortium of museums nestled along Lake Michigan on Milwaukee’s Historic East Side. Five wonderful museums have come together to create a simple and affordable way for visitors to access and enjoy multiple museum experiences and promote the area as a destination for Milwaukee residents and visitors to our city.

UPDATE: Milwaukee Museum Mile Day

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Join Us for Our 3rd Annual Milwaukee Museum Mile Day

Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Experience a rich collection of art and architecture during the 3rd Annual Milwaukee Museum Mile Day.

All five museums will offer free or reduced admission, and several museums will offer complimentary docent-led tours, light refreshments and champagne, and prize drawings. Free activities for children will also be available, including a Milwaukee Museum Mile scavenger hunt.

Milwaukee Museum Mile Day locations and admission discounts include:

  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee – Free Admission
  • Charles Allis Art Museum – Free Admission
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John's On The Lake – Free
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – Free Admission
  • North Point Lighthouse – Reduced Admission: Adults $3, Children $1

The museums are located in close proximity to one another, along N. Prospect, N. Wahl and N. Terrace Avenues.

MMM Day Flourish Fest

Creative Trust Moving Pictures Program

The Milwaukee Museum Mile is pleased to partner with UW-Milwaukee’s Flourish Festival featuring performances created by their Creative Trust’s Moving Pictures Program and performed at all five Milwaukee Museum Mile locations. The Creative Trust is an alliance between UWM’s Peck School of the Arts and area long-term care communities focused on art creation and arts programming.

About Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures is a live interactive performance that imagines the stories behind a piece of art from each Milwaukee Museum Mile location. Join us in creating a short story from a photo, and then experience a re-telling of a story created by area elders. Inspired by the TimeSlips storytelling project and the elders in Milwaukee's Creative Trust, an alliance to foster life-long learning through the arts. There will be a different story performed at each museum.

Moving Pictures Milwaukee Museum Mile Day Schedule

Jewish Museum 11:30am Pickup Time
St. John's MWA 12:30pm How the Woman Loved Her Cat
Charles Allis 1:30pm Saving Yourselves From the Storm
Villa Terrace 2:30pm Jack & Jill Went Up the Hill
North Point Lighthouse 3:30pm The Family Trip to Lake Michigan

Children's Activities At Each Museum:

  • North Point Lighthouse – Lighthouse Coloring
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – Samara Dragonflies
  • MOWA at Saint John's On The Lake – Origami from 1 to 4pm
  • Charles Allis Art Museum – Blow Paint Insects and Monsters
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee – Rock themed activities in conjunction with Jews Who Rock Exhibition

Enter to win prize drawings at each museum:

  • North Point Lighthouse – One Year Membership
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – Cyril Colnik Book, Man of Iron
  • MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake – $75 Gift Certificate to Saint John's On The Lake's Restaurant, Taylor's
  • Charles Allis Art Museum – Alexander Eschweiler Book, Celebrating a Rich Cultural Heritage
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee – John Gurda’s book, One People, Many Paths: The History of Jewish Milwaukee and the exhibit book, Jews Rock!

Grand Prize Drawing:
From all entries submitted, one Milwaukee Museum Mile grand prize will be awarded:

  • North Point Lighthouse – North Point Lighthouse Canvas Tote Bag
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – One Family Membership
  • MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake – A Family Membership and a Limited Edition Print,
    Tribute to Green-Back Frogs, by Carl von Marr
  • Charles Allis Art Museum – One Family Membership
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee – One Family Membership

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus runs continuously approximately every half hour from one museum to the next along the Milwaukee Museum Mile, beginning at 11:00 a.m. from the Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John's On The Lake heading north. The shuttle will cease operations at 4 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments at each location while supplies last. Please respect each venue by keeping refreshments in designated areas.

Docent Led Tours
Docent led tours are available at each museum location throughout the day.

Learn More
Download Press Release here.

Contact our Milwaukee Museum Mile point person, John Sterr: 414.278.8295, ext 3 or

Our Museums

Charles Allis Art Museum
1801 N. Prospect Avenue (414-278-8295)

Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Avenue (414-390-5730)

North Point Lighthouse
2650 N. Wahl Avenue (414-332-6754)

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Avenue (414-271-3656)

Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John's On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue (414-831-6875)

To learn more, contact any of our museums, or contact the Milwaukee Museum Mile point person, John Sterr: 414.278.8295, ext 3 or

Admission Discount

The Milwaukee Museum Mile is your gateway to five fabulous and unique museum experiences. The Milwaukee Museum Mile brochure is your ticket to discounts on admissions. Take $1 off per admission when you present our brochure at each Milwaukee Museum Mile destination.*
*Discount may not be used with other promotions.