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Thursday, April 4th

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 9:00 am

ktytALL visitors receive FREE admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month* during Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

Kohl's Thank You Thursday is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) -- special exhibit fees may apply.  Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive free admission.

*MPM is closed for Independence Day, July 4. KTYT will take place on July 11.

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Saturday, April 6th

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 3:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost

$5 per person

Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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Wisconsin History Theme Day

  • 11:00 am

fossilSpend the day at MPM and immerse yourself in Wisconsin's history!

Learn about our great state from more than a million years ago up to the last century.

Join MPM Educators for history lessons and hands on activities including Native Games, Wisconsin  Rock Art, the Reefs of Old Milwaukee, Wisconsin connections to our collections,   and much more. Free with admission.

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Hidden MPM: Toxins Tour

  • 11:00 am

keyhole with hand, apple, and snakeWhat poisons are hidden in MPM's permanent collections? Learn about radioactive jewelry, venom as a medicine, and medieval antidotes.

Cost
$2 members, $4 non-members  plus Poison Pass
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Wednesday, April 10th

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

  • 4:30 pm

leaf penYouth are invited for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.  Locations vary.

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This event is part of our Field Work MKE program, hosted by Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Public Museum.

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Thursday, April 11th

Science on Tap

  • 6:00 pm

mark siddall on  a beachToxic Tales Through Time

Dr. Mark Siddall -  Curator and Professor, American Museum of Natural History

Poisonous plants, venomous animals, malicious minerals… all have fascinated and have found their way into cultural and popular narratives for ages. Dr. Siddall, Curator of The Power of Poison, explores the richness of toxins woven through legend, literature, film, and television. What killed the Israelites when they got bored of manna? Did Cleopatra die from an asp bite to her breast? Is there an odorless and tasteless instant-death iocaine powder like that in The Princess Bride? What about the Joker’s venom that causes uncontrollable laughter before a painful death? From the Borgias to Poison Ivy, unseen and mystical agents are not always fabulist; they sometimes hold kernels of truth drawn from contemporary experience and scientific knowledge.

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Friday, April 12th

Museum Overnight

  • 6:00 pm

mummyGet a deeper look into one of the Museum's great exhibits or the theme of the evening through hands-on activities with MPM Educators. Catch a thrilling show in our six-story Dome Theater, then guide your group through exhibits on a flashlight exploration. Finally, you'll be ready to "bed-down" for a night of rest in select exhibit areas.

For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. 

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Saturday, April 13th

Hidden MPM: Toxins Tour

  • 11:00 am

keyhole with hand, apple, and snakeWhat poisons are hidden in MPM's permanent collections? Learn about radioactive jewelry, venom as a medicine, and medieval antidotes.

Cost
$2 members, $4 non-members  plus Poison Pass
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Monday, April 15th

Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

hand with apple and snakeThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.

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Tuesday, April 16th

Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

hand with apple and snakeThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.

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Wednesday, April 17th

Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

hand with apple and snakeThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.

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Thursday, April 18th

Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

hand with apple and snakeThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.

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Friday, April 19th

Spring Break at MPM

  • 11:00 am

hand with apple and snakeThere's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!

Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.

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Saturday, April 20th

Hidden MPM: Toxins Tour

  • 11:00 am

keyhole with hand, apple, and snakeWhat poisons are hidden in MPM's permanent collections? Learn about radioactive jewelry, venom as a medicine, and medieval antidotes.

Cost
$2 members, $4 non-members  plus Poison Pass
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Sunday, April 21st

SPARK!

  • 1:00 pm

elder and caretakerSPARK! programs are designed for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, care partners, or group facility.

During Family SPARK! Programs, there is a 30-minute coffee social before each program for participants to become comfortable and socialize with peers before we begin. Care Partners are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum after the program. Street parking is FREE on Sundays.

Registration required.

January 20: Life in the Arctic 
February: No Sunday program in February
April 21: Cultural Art-Making
May 19:  Science of Butterflies

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Wednesday, April 24th

MPM Night Out

  • 7:00 pm

We are teaming up with Quizmaster Trivia for a one-time quiz night featuring our collections!

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Thursday, April 25th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:30 am
  • 12:30 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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Robots 3D

  • 2:00 pm

robotTake a lively tour of the world to meet a dozen of the most remarkable robots in Europe, Japan, and the US! From Robonaut, the first space robot handyman, to robot butlers and home-helper humanoids to eerily human-looking androids to search-and-rescue robots, this film showcases the latest cutting-edge efforts —as well as the challenges —driving roboticists, engineers, and scientists around the globe to new breakthroughs. Take an  exciting look at what makes us human, how far machines must go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world. Addressing technological and philosophical questions with clarity and humor, Robots 3D provides a glimpse into a future in which man and machine forge an increasingly sophisticated relationship.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

boat with reefEvery year, millions of visitors travel by way of fins, flippers, and feet to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef – a living treasure trove of biodiversity. There is still so much to learn, and knowledge is the key to understanding more about this living Eden. A thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns – they’re all players in this vast underwater drama. Today, a new generation of reef guardians are committed to protecting this marine reserve, making a difference and sharing their knowledge of this extraordinary ecosystem, the beating heart of the reef. Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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Planetarium - Cosmic Colors

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 3:00 pm

nebulaTake a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond!  Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more. Explore the invisible universe! Tour within a plant leaf and voyage inside the human eye.  Investigate x-rays at the doctor's office and in a monstrous black hole. You'll even witness the real color of an ancient dinosaur!

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

 

 

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