Back in 2015, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation celebrated its 100th anniversary with its Gifts to the Community event, providing free admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum to everyone in metro Milwaukee.
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Now in its third year, the Gifts to the Community day is being held on Saturday, August 12 with free admission to the museum again, in addition to some special treats:
- extended hours: The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- free planetarium shows
- special eclipse exhibits
- special tours of the European Village from 9 to 11 a.m.
- special live bug experience in the Bugs Alive exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- a special chocolate cart in the Rain Forest exhibit
- kids crafts
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's president and CEO Ellen Gilligan said, "The Foundation is able to offer Gifts to the Community because of generous people who recognize that when we share positive experiences together, it strengthens our sense of community."
For more information, check out the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's website.