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Wednesday, November 1st

Dream BIG!

  • 2:00 pm

Dream BigDream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.


From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Bigreveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 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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Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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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Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

  • 11:00 am

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

  • 9:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 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!

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Thursday, November 2nd

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 8:00 am

ALL visitors receive FREE general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month during Kohl's Thank You Thursday. This marks the first time ever free general admission has been regularly provided to the entire public. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

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Science On Tap

  • 5:30 pm

SOT_web_200x200.jpgWe’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks. 

This evening social lecture series features some of the best minds in science. From the sensation of being hugged by an octopus to quantum mechanics, Science on Tap looks to answer questions you never knew you had!


November 2, 2017
Dr. Justin Vandenbroucke - Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole

Dr. Vandenbroucke uses innovative instruments around the world to detect high energy particles from the cosmos. Understanding the smallest particles in the universe is necessary to understanding the largest objects in the universe and vice versa. Vandenbroucke received his Ph.D. in Physics at UC-Berkely in 2009. He was a Kavli Fellow at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a NASA Einstein Fellow at Stanford University before joining the UW faculty in 2013.

Don't forget to visit the Dome Theater during social hour for a special showing of Chasing the Ghost Particle at 6:45 p.m.! Chasing the Ghost Particle is a thrilling journey to the South Pole and beyond. Explore IceCube, a huge underground telescope that can detect neutrino collisions. One tiny neutrino event can shed light on distant black holes, pulsars and undiscovered mysteries at the edge of the universe.

Time: 6:30 p.m. social hour, 7:30 p.m. presentation
Cost: $10, $5 for MPM members
Location: Dome Theater
Tickets: Call 414-278-2728 or visit MPM visitor services for tickets.

This event is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival!


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Dream BIG!

  • 2:00 pm

Dream BigDream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.


From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Bigreveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 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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Up Close and Personal Tours

  • 5:30 pm

Life on tropical islands of the past was often far from the peaceful paradise we sometimes imagine. Join us on a guided voyage to learn how the people of the South Pacific used material from land and sea (shark teeth, really?) to create beautiful and powerful weapons.

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Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 9:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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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Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

  • 11:00 am

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

  • 9:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:00 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!

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Friday, November 3rd

Dream BIG!

  • 2:00 pm

Dream BigDream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.


From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Bigreveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Learn More

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 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.

 




 

Learn More

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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.

 

 

 

Learn More

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

  • 11:00 am

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.

 

 

 

Learn More

Amazon Adventure

  • 9:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 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!

Learn More

Saturday, November 4th

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 2:00 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 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!

See each month's theme >>

 

 

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One World, One Sky

  • 8:30 am

Website_poster_graphics_oneworld.jpgTake an adventure with Big Bird into outer space and learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Together with Elmo and a new pal from China, Hu Hu Zhu, you’ll see the night skies from Sesame Street, Zhima Jie, and all over earth. On this cross-culture voyage, our little viewers will discover how different outer space is from Earth, and how people all over the world are connected to each other. For children ages 4-6. One World, One Sky plays at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning.

This Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium show is funded by PNC.

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