Wisconsin's Natural History Museum
What will you find?
Limited engagement October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Wednesday, September 19th
- 12:30 pm
Explore the dinosaur disaster up close, supported by evidence from MPM's own Geology department in this MPM original Planetarium production.
- 3:30 pm
Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear Dome Theater “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.
- 11:00 am
- 2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Looking to explore way-out worlds? The blistering Sun? Mysterious moons? Crazy comets and amazing asteroids? Then join our gang of smart, wacky reporters and rambunctious planets in the Planetarium Channel’s new extravaganza, The Solar System Show! We promise planet fun for everyone. Warning: Audience participation may be required. For families of all ages. For school groups K through 4th.
Showing June 16 - October 7, 2018
- 11:30 am
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Roam the mammoth steppe with baby Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered. Witness a time when the hunters became the hunted, where saber-tooths, dire wolves, and cave bears ruled untamed continents.
Showing June 15 - October 7, 2018
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
- 2:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. Find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armory of shells to hide from predators. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Showing August - October 7, 2018