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Throughout December,  learn how holiday traditions brought  to Milwaukee blended together to create our modern celebrations.

Holiday Guide

We invite you to make the season a little brighter with our festive events and celebrations.

Food & Froth

Join us for Milwaukee's favorite craft beer festival - now on sale!
 

MPM All In

Our free mobile app  helps families and groups, including visitors with autism and disabilities, plan their visit or interact while at the Museum.

MPM on the Move

Our outreach program brings the Museum to the community!

 

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Receive free general admission for one year, free Planetarium programs, parking discounts, event invites, and many other benefits!

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Frogs!

Limited engagement October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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Programs

There's always something exciting happening at MPM!

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Research & Collections

Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.

Friday, December 14th

Planetarium - Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinos?

  • 9:30 am

Website_poster_KillDinos.jpgExplore the dinosaur disaster up close, supported by evidence from MPM's own Geology department in this MPM original Planetarium production.

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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake 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.

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Frogs!

  • 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am
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  • 12:15 pm
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  • 4:15 pm

green frogExperience the vocal and visual beauty of frogs at this special exhibit!
Limited Engagement: October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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Frog Feedings: Stop by to watch the frogs get fed by a professional keeper and learn something new! Feedings occur daily at 11:00 a.m. for about 15 minutes.

Monday - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Tuesday -  African Bullfrog and/or Ornate Horned Frogs
Wednesday -  Giant Monkey Frogs and/or Amazon Milk Frogs 
Thursday -  Poison Dart Frogs
Friday  - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Saturday -  African Bullfrog and/or American Bullfrog
Sunday - Poison Dart Frogs

 

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Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

alien faceJoin our alien experts — “Hopeful” and “Skeptical” – as they examine Xtra-terrestrial files and try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond the Earth. Follow their cosmic arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy!

Showing October 8 - March 29

 

 

 

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Mountain Quest - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

mountainsMountain Quest is tapestry of jaw-dropping action combined with rich STEM content and  physics of the real world – how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse, and more. Educational insights on engineering are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.

Showing October 8 - March 29

 

 

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Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

  • 12:00 pm

otterTake a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, hear 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. Journey through the oceans to experience these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.

Showing October 8 - March 29


 

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Scandal and Sleaze: A Streets Event

  • 6:30 pm

womanMilwaukee’s most beloved exhibit transforms into a salacious, adults-only party filled with style and sass on the Streets of Old Milwaukee at Scandal & Sleaze! Delve deeper into scandalous topics of centuries past while sampling some of our favorite spirits and snacks from the turn of the century. 

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$30  members, $35 non-members
Must be 21+ to attend. Must show valid I.D. at registration.

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4th Annual Live Twitter Reenactment

  • 10:00 am

BlizzardThis year, we’ll be braving an unexpected winter blast as we reenact the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940.  The characters will include outdoor enthusiasts, Great Lakes ships’ crews, municipal officials, and weather scientists.  Follow along on Twitter at #MKE40.

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