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Wednesday, October 2nd

Thursday, October 3rd

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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Friday, October 4th

Member Preview: Spiders

  • 10:00 am

spiderExplore the Museum's latest special exhibit during the Spiders Alive! member preview.

Explore spiders’ anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.

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Saturday, October 5th

Hidden MPM: Spiders Tour

  • 11:00 am

spiderSpiders have been tied to human culture and folklore for thousands of years. Explore the stories of spiders in our permanent exhibits.

Date and Time
Saturdays, October 5 - November 30   
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost
$4 non-members plus admission, $2 members
Tickets available at the Admissions windows.

 

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Friday, October 11th

Mystery at MPM - SOLD OUT

  • 7:00 pm

mysteryExplore the mysterious and  spooky side of MPM as you put your sleuthing skills to the test!  Solve diabolical riddles, interview shady characters, and gather tips to aid your investigation. So invite your friends and prepare for a night of tricks, treats, and general mayhem!

  • Mystery at MPM is an 18+ event. 
  • Team sizes of 2-8 people are recommended. 
  • Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will help fuel your adventure!
  • The mystery begins  promptly at 7:30 p.m.

This event is sold out. 

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Saturday, October 12th

Hidden MPM: Spiders Tour

  • 11:00 am

spiderSpiders have been tied to human culture and folklore for thousands of years. Explore the stories of spiders in our permanent exhibits.

Date and Time
Saturdays, October 5 - November 30   
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Cost
$4 non-members plus admission, $2 members
Tickets available at the Admissions windows.

 

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Sunday, October 13th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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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Planetarium - Spooky Space

  • 1:30 pm

pumpkin in skyLooking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes,   zombie stars, and   spectacular ghostly nebulae!

Special Halloween programming throughout October.

 

 

 

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Great Bear Rainforest-Giant Film

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

polar bearsFrom the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is a sanctuary to a stunning diversity of wildlife, including the fabled all-white Spirit Bear — the rarest bear on Earth — and the indigenous First Nations people, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia.





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Monday, October 14th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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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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Planetarium - It's About Time!

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

two robots and a clockTime impacts us everyday -- but what is it exactly? Where does time come from? Explore these mysteries and many more in the Planetarium’s newest creation. Join friendly robots Tortoise and Hare in their voyage around the Earth and beyond to discover the wild origins of time! Grades 3 and up.

Showing June 15 - October 4, 2019

 

 

 

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Great Bear Rainforest-Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

polar bearsFrom the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is a sanctuary to a stunning diversity of wildlife, including the fabled all-white Spirit Bear — the rarest bear on Earth — and the indigenous First Nations people, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia.





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Indigenous Peoples' Day Visitor Engagements

  • 11:00 am

powwow exhibitMPM Educators will be out on the Museum floors from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for visitor engagements!

Projectile Point Identification
Did you know that Native American stone tools come in all different shapes and sizes? Take a look at some stone tools up close and see if you can identify the different types! 
 
Mammoth/Mastodon
Get a chance to hold replica specimens while learning the significance of these prehistoric animals to Wisconsin's earliest inhabitants.

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Tuesday, October 15th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 3:00 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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Planetarium - Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinos?

  • 9:30 am

Website_poster_KillDinos.jpgExplore 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 - 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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Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 12:00 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. 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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Planetarium - It's About Time!

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

two robots and a clockTime impacts us everyday -- but what is it exactly? Where does time come from? Explore these mysteries and many more in the Planetarium’s newest creation. Join friendly robots Tortoise and Hare in their voyage around the Earth and beyond to discover the wild origins of time! Grades 3 and up.

Showing June 15 - October 4, 2019

 

 

 

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