Companion ProgramThe companion program will run through the week with activites planned for each day. In addition to the activities listed below, companion ticket holders can also participate in evening activities listed in the Technical Program, which include the Lakefront Brewery tour, Brewers ball game, Harley-Davidson Museum tour, and the Gala Dinner.
The Milwaukee Art Museums (MAM) is situated on the shores of lake Michigan contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States. The Quadracci Pavilion contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet (66 m) during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The pavilion received the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. This iconic building, often referred to as "the Calatrava" is used in the museum logo and a Milwaukee landmark.
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (Mitchell Park Domes or The Domes) is a conservatory located at Mitchell Park in Milwaukee. It is owned and operated by the Milwaukee County Park System, and replaced the original Milwaukee Conservatory which stood from 1898 to 1955. The three domes display a large variety of plant life. Each of the three domes maintains a distinct climate and setting for the exposition of its contents: Arid Dome, Tropical Dome, and Show Dome
The Discovery World Museum focuses on innovation and technology, as well as Great Lakes education and conservation. It contains interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, two theaters, and is home to Wisconsin's official flagship, the Denis Sullivan, a fully functional sailing vessel modeled after a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner. Many of the exhibits have to do with Milwaukee or the Great Lakes. The entire Great Lakes watershed, built to scale in the Great Lakes Future Exhibit, addresses freshwater issues, stewardship, and the human relationship with freshwater resources.
The Pabst Mansion was once the home to Captain Frederick Pabst (1836-1904), founder of the Pabst Brewing Company. Captain Pabst commissioned Milwaukee architect George Bowman Ferry to design a mansion in the Flemish Renaissance Revival style. The Pabst family lived at the mansion from 1892 until 1908, when the Archdiocese of Milwaukee purchased the mansion. For the next 67 years, five Archbishops as well as many priests and sisters lived at the Pabst mansion. In 1978, Wisconsin Heritages, Inc., purchased the mansion, opening it to the public in May of that year. The mansion was the set for a series of 1980 Boston Store holiday commercials. The mansion was also briefly pictured during season 4 of the television sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" as the childhood home of the character Robin Scherbatsky in the 2008 episode "Happily Ever After".
The Milwaukee River Cruise allows guests to experience stunning views that only Milwaukee River can provide. These cruises travel through the heart of downtown on the Milwaukee River and into Lake Michigan. A unique experience in Milwaukee, an Edelweiss cruise can will leave everyone with lasting memories for years to come.