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Thursday, February 1st

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 5:30 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 plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
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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Saturday, February 3rd

Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:30 am

hell creek dinosTake a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 









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Monday, February 5th

MPM Book Club

  • 12:00 pm

Read interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits!

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Thursday, February 8th

Planetarium - Did an Asteroid Kill the Dinos?

  • 2:30 pm

Explore 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 - Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_skywars.jpgIn this Planetarium program, follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.

 

 

 

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Secret Ocean - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

secret ocean posterThe ocean as never seen before!

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

 

 

 

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Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_amazon.jpgAmazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in giant-screen format, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and, most importantly, putting the first-ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates's endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered!

"Masters of Mimicry" live talks after the show on Saturdays and Sundays, January 13 through February 4.  Learn more >>

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Saturday, February 10th

Hidden Connections Tour

  • 11:30 am

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Hidden Connections: Maya

Explore how the Ancient Maya civilization shared cultural similarities with Ancient Greece, Egypt, and China, and see examples of the Maya influence in your day-to-day life. 

Dates: Saturdays, February 10 - May 26
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus Museum admission; $2 MPM members


 

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Wednesday, February 14th

MPM Exposed - Love & Heartbreak Tour

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm

Website_poster_Love.jpgDo you ♥ love? We do, too! Put your love to the test just in time for Valentine's Day. Join us on this special 45-minute edition of our MPM Exposed tour and hear stories of love, heartbreak, and weird mating habits of the animal kingdom. Play matchmaker with our exhibits, be thankful you aren't an angler fish, and get the science behind love during this Love & Heartbreak.

Duration
45 minutes

Cost
Romancing the Stars Package (tour and show) - $35 per couple
Tour ONLY - $10 per couple

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Visitors who take the MPM Exposed: Love & Exposed Tour must be 18+.  Tour capacity is 8 couples (16 total visitors).

 

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Romancing the Stars - Planetarium Show

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm

Website_poster_RomancingStars%20(1).jpgThis Valentine's Day, give that special someone the universe! 

The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium presents a special two-evening run of the Valentine's show Romancing the Stars. Couples can embark on an out-of-this-world date at the Planetarium, complete with a romantic tour of the universe and a look at which star clusters are actually "constellations of love." A red rose and box of chocolates will be given to each couple.

For reservations, call 414-278-2728 or purchase online.

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Admission is $25 per couple and reservations are highly recommended.
The show is rated "AC," for adult couples only—no young children allowed.


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Saturday, February 17th

Hidden Connections Tour

  • 11:30 am

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Hidden Connections: Maya

Explore how the Ancient Maya civilization shared cultural similarities with Ancient Greece, Egypt, and China, and see examples of the Maya influence in your day-to-day life. 

Dates: Saturdays, February 10 - May 26
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus Museum admission; $2 MPM members


 

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Monday, February 19th

President's Day Programming

  • 10:00 am

WatsonHouseinside_0.jpgThis President's Day, February 19, our Educators will be out on the floors with special activities for our visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!








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Thursday, February 22nd

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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MPM Night Out

  • 6:00 pm

Join the Milwaukee Public Museum and Brew City MKE for MPM Night Out, an event where MPM brings the Museum out on the town! Enjoy Brew City MKE's menu of local beers while exploring objects from Milwaukee's brewing history. Come ready to compete in quirky challenges that’ll test your trivia knowledge and creativity. See you there!

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Humpback Whales - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 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

  • 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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Friday, February 23rd

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

  • 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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