Wisconsin's Natural History Museum
What will you find?
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Saturday, July 21st
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
- 4:00 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.
- 10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
- 11:30 am
- 2:30 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.Learn More
- 12:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
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.
- 1:00 pm
The Harbor District and the Milwaukee Public Museum invite you out to the Kinnickinnic Trail to count butterflies with them!
Date and Time
Saturday, July 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Kinnickinnic River Trail - starting on East Washington Street, between South Water Street and South Barclay Street
(Nearest street address is 220 East Washington Street, Milwaukee)
- 11:00 am
Hidden Museum Tour
This tour will take guests on a journey through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more!
Max capacity 20
Dates and Times
Saturdays, July 7-28
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)
$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online (add-on to General Admission), by calling 414-278-2728, or at Admissions.