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Milwaukee Public Museum attendance up


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- It's a belated Christmas present for the Milwaukee Public Museum.  Officials say, they've had a record number of visitors lately. 

Museum spokeswoman Carrie Trousil says, they had a one-day record on Monday, with nearly 11,000 visitors. The previous record was in 2008, on the Monday after Easter when "Body Worlds" was at the museum.

Trousil says Milwaukee County residents get in free on Mondays and about 6,000 people took advantage of that.

She says other reasons for the spike were its two special exhibits. One is "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors," which runs through Jan. 31 and the other is "Mummies of the World," which opened Dec. 17.

She says many people spending vacation time with family are visiting the museum. Trousil didn't immediately have Tuesday attendance numbers but said they were also strong, with an estimated 5,000 visitors.

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