UWM visitors get exclusive access for Doors Open Milwaukee

UWM’s campus was bustling with more than 2,300 visitors during the seventh-annual Doors Open Milwaukee, a weekend-long event where community members and tourists get behind-the-scenes looks at sites throughout the city. Several UWM departments and schools participated by giving informational tours and presentations as well as inviting visitors to explore UWM sites, some of which aren’t normally open to the public.

On campus, UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium staff gave 45-minute presentations about our earth, our solar system and the universe while UWM Biological Sciences Greenhouse volunteers created a scavenger hunt that helped visitors explore the 17-room, state-of-the-art greenhouse. In UWM’s Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, Archives and the American Geographical Society Library opened their extensive collections for public exploration while staff members were available to provide additional expertise about the collections.

In Milwaukee’s Harbor District, visitors explored UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, including the Neeskay, the school’s research vessel. Researchers and collaborators presented their research about topics such as beach restoration, invasive species, aquaculture and more.