Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2019. Here are some places that moms can get FREE admission!

Give your Mom a Mother’s Day Celebration as unique as she is! From pirates and dinosaurs to butterflies and mummies, MPM is the only Mother’s Day destination that lets you give your Mom the world and be back at home in time to get your homework done. 

Special Mother’s Day Offerings Include:

  • Free admission for all mothers.

  • A coloring contest for the kids – win a family four-pack to the upcoming film Flight of the Butterflies, opening May 28 in the Dome Theater!

  • Milkweed seed packets for all moms.

  • Craft stations on the first floor from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • A special handout detailing all the secrets of the Butterfly Garden.

  • A moms-only drawing for gift certificates to the Chancery Restaurant, Maxie’s/Blue’s Egg Restaurant or Harwood Salon.

  • Three $1“Butterfly Bucks” that moms can redeem in the MPM Marketplace, Haymarket Candy Store, or Zilli’s Café & Coffee Kiosk with a minimum purchase of $15*.


Explore art, history, and architecture as a family on the Historic East Side during the 8th Annual MMM Day, held this year on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12th) from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Take advantage free/reduced admission at any of the five museums for a Sunday afternoon filled with fun and stunning city views. There will be light refreshments, kids’ activities, prize drawings, and free docent-led or self-guided tours. Walk, bike or ride the free shuttle bus!

• Charles Allis Art Museum — FREE
• Jewish Museum Milwaukee — FREE
• North Point Lighthouse— Reduced Admission* (Adults, $5, Under 12 yrs, FREE)
• MOWA at Saint John's On The Lake — FREE
• Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – FREE

Walk, bike, or ride the free shuttle. The shuttle bus will run every 30 min. between all museums, beginning at 11 a.m. at Saint John’s On The Lake


Sunday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Once a year we celebrate the fact that Mom is the greatest human being in the Universe. Dad’s pretty great, too, usually, but Mom is the greatest of all time.

And on your special day, Mom gets in free to Discovery World. It’s the least we could do for the woman who does everything."


"Spend a fun day with the special mom in your life at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Sunday, May 12! Stop in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place for special treats and activities from Noodles World Kitchen.


Join us on this day for a special event called “M.O.M.,” (Missing Orangutan Mothers) in the Primates of the World building.  Primate zookeepers and Zoo Pride volunteers will host activities bringing attention to the crisis facing wild orangutans, and what can be done to help conserve this precious great ape species.  Visitors will learn more about the effects of non-sustainable palm oil production on the orangutan’s rainforest habitat through children’s activities, conservation information and craft items for sale to support orangutan rescue and rehabilitation.

The event honors the long-lasting and close bond that forms between orangutan mothers and their offspring."

This is also a great opportunity to check out the new Adventure Africa elephant exhibit.


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