Wisconsin's Natural History Museum

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maya stonework

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

Rediscover a lost civilization beginning February 10, 2018 at our upcoming special exhibit.

black gorilla


There's always something exciting happening at MPM!


Research & Collections

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

Mystery at MPM

Join us for an after-hours mystery caper! A rare artifact has disappeared and it's your job to find it in the Museum.


Adult Sleepover

Adults—ever wonder what it’s like to spend a night at the Museum? Brave MPM after dark on Friday, April 20, 2018!

Summer Camps

Give your child an unforgettable summer of fun and learning at MPM’s day, two-day, or week-long summer camps.


New Museum App

MPM All In  is a free app that helps families and groups, including visitors with autism and disabilities, plan their visit or interact while at the Museum.

Meet the Watsons

This February, stop by the Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee to explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage.

Become a Member

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

Make a Donation

Your gift helps inspire curiosity, excite minds, and increase desire to preserve and protect our world’s natural and cultural diversity.

Corporate Partners

Support education programs, community outreach, and scientific research, while creating unique opportunities for your company.