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Sunday, March 25th

Humpback Whales - Giant Film

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

whaleNarrated 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.


 

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Planetarium - The First Stargazers

  • 1:30 pm

stargazerTravel back in time to explore The First Stargazers! Experience how ancient eyes saw the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who reveals amazing tales from cultures all across the globe. Witness the very first stargazer making a moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You will also tower above the Giza pyramids, fly around fascinating Stonehenge, and have many more ancient adventures!

 

 

 

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Penguins - 3D Film

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

penguinsA Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City! Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as six million penguins! Somehow, our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

 

 

 

 

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Monday, March 26th

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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Humpback Whales - Giant Film

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

whaleNarrated 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.


 

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Planetarium - The First Stargazers

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

stargazerTravel back in time to explore The First Stargazers! Experience how ancient eyes saw the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who reveals amazing tales from cultures all across the globe. Witness the very first stargazer making a moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You will also tower above the Giza pyramids, fly around fascinating Stonehenge, and have many more ancient adventures!

 

 

 

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Penguins - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

penguinsA Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City! Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as six million penguins! Somehow, our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

pyramidThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and out on our Museum floors.

Dates

Monday through Friday, March 26 - 30

Times

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Maya and Egyptian Pyramids: Just the Facts

There are some intriguing similarities between the ancient Maya and ancient Egyptian civilizations --  though we know that the two never had any contact. But one thing they shared is the pyramid, which became a central architectural feature in both cultures. So, what are the similarities and differences between Maya and Egyptian pyramids? Test your knowledge of both as you try and sort a list of facts and decide which are true for which pyramids!

Maya and Egyptian Writing Systems: Glyphs of the Gods

Both the Maya and the Egyptians created complex writing systems using hieroglyphs—a readable symbol used in written communication. Though they had no contact with each other, their writing systems do share a few similarities.

In this activity, we explore what’s similar—as well as different—in the writing forms of both civilizations as a way to better understand them. Using a selection of modern symbols, visitors create their own hieroglyphic sequence that best expresses their identity.

Maya City Building

Think it was easy feeding an entire Maya city? Think again! Work to be as innovative as the Maya in this interactive city-building challenge.

Maya Calendars

If you have a hard time keeping track of your schedule, just be glad you only have one calendar to consult! The ancient Maya, on the other hand, used many. Come join us to learn about their complex calendar systems.

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Tuesday, March 27th

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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Humpback Whales - Giant Film

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

whaleNarrated 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.


 

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Planetarium - The First Stargazers

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

stargazerTravel back in time to explore The First Stargazers! Experience how ancient eyes saw the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who reveals amazing tales from cultures all across the globe. Witness the very first stargazer making a moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You will also tower above the Giza pyramids, fly around fascinating Stonehenge, and have many more ancient adventures!

 

 

 

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Penguins - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

penguinsA Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City! Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as six million penguins! Somehow, our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

pyramidThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and out on our Museum floors.

Dates

Monday through Friday, March 26 - 30

Times

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Maya and Egyptian Pyramids: Just the Facts

There are some intriguing similarities between the ancient Maya and ancient Egyptian civilizations --  though we know that the two never had any contact. But one thing they shared is the pyramid, which became a central architectural feature in both cultures. So, what are the similarities and differences between Maya and Egyptian pyramids? Test your knowledge of both as you try and sort a list of facts and decide which are true for which pyramids!

Maya and Egyptian Writing Systems: Glyphs of the Gods

Both the Maya and the Egyptians created complex writing systems using hieroglyphs—a readable symbol used in written communication. Though they had no contact with each other, their writing systems do share a few similarities.

In this activity, we explore what’s similar—as well as different—in the writing forms of both civilizations as a way to better understand them. Using a selection of modern symbols, visitors create their own hieroglyphic sequence that best expresses their identity.

Maya City Building

Think it was easy feeding an entire Maya city? Think again! Work to be as innovative as the Maya in this interactive city-building challenge.

Maya Calendars

If you have a hard time keeping track of your schedule, just be glad you only have one calendar to consult! The ancient Maya, on the other hand, used many. Come join us to learn about their complex calendar systems.

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Wednesday, March 28th

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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Humpback Whales - Giant Film

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

whaleNarrated 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.


 

Learn More

Planetarium - The First Stargazers

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

stargazerTravel back in time to explore The First Stargazers! Experience how ancient eyes saw the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who reveals amazing tales from cultures all across the globe. Witness the very first stargazer making a moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You will also tower above the Giza pyramids, fly around fascinating Stonehenge, and have many more ancient adventures!

 

 

 

Learn More

Penguins - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

penguinsA Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City! Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as six million penguins! Somehow, our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

pyramidThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and out on our Museum floors.

Dates

Monday through Friday, March 26 - 30

Times

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Maya and Egyptian Pyramids: Just the Facts

There are some intriguing similarities between the ancient Maya and ancient Egyptian civilizations --  though we know that the two never had any contact. But one thing they shared is the pyramid, which became a central architectural feature in both cultures. So, what are the similarities and differences between Maya and Egyptian pyramids? Test your knowledge of both as you try and sort a list of facts and decide which are true for which pyramids!

Maya and Egyptian Writing Systems: Glyphs of the Gods

Both the Maya and the Egyptians created complex writing systems using hieroglyphs—a readable symbol used in written communication. Though they had no contact with each other, their writing systems do share a few similarities.

In this activity, we explore what’s similar—as well as different—in the writing forms of both civilizations as a way to better understand them. Using a selection of modern symbols, visitors create their own hieroglyphic sequence that best expresses their identity.

Maya City Building

Think it was easy feeding an entire Maya city? Think again! Work to be as innovative as the Maya in this interactive city-building challenge.

Maya Calendars

If you have a hard time keeping track of your schedule, just be glad you only have one calendar to consult! The ancient Maya, on the other hand, used many. Come join us to learn about their complex calendar systems.

Learn More

Thursday, March 29th

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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Science on Tap presents Dr. Takeshi Inomata

  • 6:00 pm

Takeshi inomata

Scientific Techniques Reveal Clues to the Origins of Maya Civilization

Dr. Takeshi Inomata
March 29, 2018





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