Due to the rising COVID cases, Jewish Museum Milwaukee has decided to temporarily close through January 2. We look forward to reopening in January and in the meantime please enjoy our virtual programming which can be found by clicking here.
Monday – Thursday
10 am – 4:00 pm
10 am – 2:00 pm
Noon – 3:30 pm
Monday through Friday 10:00-11:00 AM are reserved for individuals over 60 years of age or those most at-risk. The Museum will also close one hour earlier than in the past for staff to sanitize.
Disabled Visitors (with ID*)
Children (6 and under)
Active Duty Military
A $2.00 service and handling fee will be added to each ticket except member reservations.
*Accepted ID for Person with Disability: Transit System ID Card, Membership Card from a disability organization, Medicare Card if under age 65, and Disabled/Accessible Parking Placard issued by State Department of Motor Vehicle
Jewish Museum Milwaukee offers the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families FREE admission. For information on Blue Star Museums, click here.
The Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchairs, if needed, are available from the Admissions Desk. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot. Backpack baby carriers are not permitted in the galleries. Service animals are welcome at Jewish Museum Milwaukee.
We want you back in the Museum…safely!
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is excited to reopen. We extended our critically acclaimed exhibit The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto and you can check out your favorite parts of the permanent collection. Is it the Chagall Tapestry? Or the Magda Watts Dolls? Or the Mighty Golda Meir? We will soon begin a gradual, phased reopening of the Museum—and because your health and safety remains our highest priority, we are implementing new guidelines.
What you can expect when we reopen:
We are making a few changes to our hours for the health of our entire community. Monday through Friday 10:00-11:00 AM are reserved for individuals over 60 years of age or those most at-risk. The Museum will also close 30 minutes earlier than in the past for staff to sanitize.
A Clearly Marked Pathway Through the Museum
Follow the line to see all JMM has to offer and to ensure that visitors don’t bottleneck within our exhibit spaces. You can enter the museum through the door on Prospect Avenue. (Parking alongside and behind the building is FREE as always.)
Timed tickets will be used to ensure social distancing. Ten tickets will be available every 30 minutes and no more than 25 visitors will be allowed in the building at any given time to ensure adequate space between visitors.
Same Warm Welcome, Now With Touchless Payment
JMM is moving admission purchases online to make check-in quick and easy at our enclosed plexiglass front desk. Once in the building, disposable gloves will be available if you would like to peruse our book cart. If you decide to buy a book or join the Museum, these purchases will be touchless. Thanks to the Fund for Jewish Milwaukee for enabling us to provide these safeguards.
A Safe Space Where Conversations Happen
Help protect everyone in our community by following a few basic guidelines. Read the full Code of Conduct below. We require that you wear a mask within the Museum; you will have your temperature checked upon entering the building and be asked to answer health questions; you will receive a stylus or gloves to use the Museum interactives; please maintain appropriate distance for those who are not in your “quaran-team.”
We value you and can’t wait for you to visit Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Visit jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/safety-first to see a full list of changes and stay tuned for a specific reopening date.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The safety of our staff and visitors is our number one concern as you enjoy Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Please keep everyone safe by adhering to the following precautions.
Please take a moment to read the following Visitor Code of Conduct before making your reservation to visit. By proceeding to reserve your ticket (below), you agree to follow these protocols and to support a safe environment.
1.) Masks; 2.) Temperature Checks; and 3.) Health Questions are required to enter the Museum. If you do not have a mask, we are happy to provide you with one. Do not enter the Museum if you are exhibiting any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
HEALTH QUESTIONS: Have you experienced any of the following symptoms? Coughing or shortness of breath? Fever or chills? Fatigue? Muscle aches? Headache? New loss of smell and/or taste? Sore throat? Runny nose? Nausea or vomiting? Diarrhea? Have you been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then refrain from visiting the Museum until the answers are all no.
A DEDICATED PATH
Follow the green lines and arrows through the Museum. The path will take you to every area. If you want to skip a section, just follow the path and continue.
Maximum capacity signs are posted for smaller areas. If an area is at capacity, please wait your turn. X’s have been placed at key intervals to show 6-foot distancing.
A TOUCHLESS EXPERIENCE
Buy your timed tickets online and avoid keypads. No cash or checks will be processed for now. Use the stylus to work the interactives.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Please be kind to our staff and each other. Respect the directions of the staff. We are here to help.
COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and the risk of exposure exists in any location. The precautions listed here are intended to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19 but are not a guarantee of your safety.
Holiday Hours / Museum Closures
New Year’s Day
Thursday, November 26 (CLOSED)
Thursday, December 24 (CLOSED AT 2 PM)
Friday, December 25 (CLOSED)
Friday, January 1 (CLOSED)
Monday, March 29 (CLOSED)
Monday, May 17 (CLOSED)
Tuesday, May 18 (CLOSED)
Monday, May 31 (CLOSED)
Please help us to protect the artifacts on display for generations to come. Here are some tips for your visit:
Keep hands to yourself and off the artifacts and cases.
Your fingers cause immediate damage, leaving oils and dirt behind.
Food and drink stay out of the galleries.
Anything that could spill, leak, crumble, stick, or stain needs to remain out of the galleries.
Store coats, backpacks, big bags, and umbrellas.
Anything carried on your person can accidentally bump or break artifacts as you explore. Please keep any items listed above in our coat room.
Personal, flash-free photos are usually encouraged.
We welcome photography, without flash or bright light, for personal use. Photo shoots and commercial use require advance approval. (Some exhibitions may have additional limitations.)
Tripods, selfie sticks, and drones are not allowed.
Safe visitors and safe artifacts are more important than great photos. Selfie sticks and autonomous or radio-controlled devices are not permitted anywhere in the Museum. Tripods require special arrangements.
For more information, please contact the visitor services department at 414-390-5730 or firstname.lastname@example.org