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Thursday, July 18th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 11:30 am
  • 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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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 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 - September 26, 2019

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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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Planetarium - Apollo 11 Stargazing

  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm

astronautThis special show features two parts. First, audiences will experience the historic Moon walk with the Planetarium's short film, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11.  After exploring the Moon, it's time for stargazing under a clear Wisconsin night sky! This live tour will show you where to look for planets, constellations, and many more heavenly sights.

 

 

 

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Lunar Film Fest - Hidden Figures

  • 6:30 pm

Three  African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit -- a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Rated PG. Released: 2016.

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Friday, July 19th

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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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 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 - September 26, 2019

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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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Planetarium - Apollo 11 Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

astronautThis special show features two parts. First, audiences will experience the historic Moon walk with the Planetarium's short film, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11.  After exploring the Moon, it's time for stargazing under a clear Wisconsin night sky! This live tour will show you where to look for planets, constellations, and many more heavenly sights.

 

 

 

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Lunar Film Fest - Apollo 13

  • 6:30 pm

At first, it seemed the perfect mission -- too perfect, even, to make headlines. After three days in space, three Apollo astronauts, Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), were finally approaching a long-cherished destination: Apollo 13 was going to the Moon. Rated PG. Released: 1995.

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Saturday, July 20th

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 - One World, One Sky

  • 9:30 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.




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Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights

  • 11:00 am

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Take a journey through the history of MPM. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Saturdays throughout July.

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

 

 

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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 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 - September 26, 2019

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Planetarium - It's About Time!

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 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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Planetarium - Apollo 11 Stargazing

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm

astronautThis special show features two parts. First, audiences will experience the historic Moon walk with the Planetarium's short film, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo 11.  After exploring the Moon, it's time for stargazing under a clear Wisconsin night sky! This live tour will show you where to look for planets, constellations, and many more heavenly sights.

 

 

 

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Moon Day

  • 11:00 am

girl looking through telescope drawn on chalkboardJoin us  for FREE out-and-indoor demonstrations and activities for all ages!*

Use professional telescopes, launch balloon rockets, see NASA artifacts,  stop by the Lunar Film Festival, and more.

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*Does not include admission to MPM’s permanent exhibits or the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium.

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Lunar Film Fest - WALL*E

  • 4:00 pm

A robot embarks on his greatest adventure ever around the galaxy. Rated G. Released: 2008.

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Lunar Film Fest - First Man

  • 6:30 pm

Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history.  Rated  PG-13. Released: 2018.

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Sunday, July 21st

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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