Thank You Thursday: Kohl's, Milwaukee Public Museum team up to offer free Museum admission

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl’s Department Stores have teamed up for Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month.

Kohl’s Thank You Thursday marks the first time ever free general admission has been regularly provided to the public. The program kicked off on Thursday, June 4th.

“Kohl’s is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Public Museum to provide area families greater access to the rich history housed in the Museum’s exhibits and collections,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications and public relations. “With Kohl’s Thank You Thursday, we are offering families the opportunity to experience all the Museum has to offer.”

“We’re excited to partner with Kohl’s to offer all our visitors the opportunity to explore our exhibits and collections for free,” said Dennis Kois, Milwaukee Public Museum president and CEO. “MPM is the most visited museum in the state by a huge margin, with visitors from every background. Our partnership with Kohl’s allows us to open our doors to all Milwaukeeans, and all Wisconsinites, regardless of their economic situation.”

Kohl’s Thank You Thursday gives visitors access to more than 150,000-square-feet of fascinating exhibit space to explore including: the Costa Rican Rainforest, beautiful free-flying butterflies inside the butterfly garden, exhibits highlighting world cultures and artifacts, an educational science show in the Dome Theater and the Planetarium.

MPM offers extended hours on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for families to explore and learn together. Kohl’s Thank You Thursday is free for individuals and families (excluding groups).

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Kohl’s Thank You Thursday Schedule:

June 4, 2015
July 2, 2015
August 6, 2015
September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
November 5, 2015
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 4, 2016
March 3, 2016
April 7, 2016
May 5, 2016
June 2, 2016

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