After Hours

MPM Inside Out

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 4
Cost: FREE – members only!
Reservations: Call (414) 278-6170 or (888) 700-9069. Reservations for this event must be made by phone and are required by Wednesday, April 2. Not a member? It’s easy to join - call the number above or join online!

"Chasing the Ghost Particle" Premiere

Lecture and show premiere: 7:30 p.m. November 21
Cost: Free
Reservations required by calling (414) 278-2728

Educator Appreciation Events

When: 4:30 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 and 4:30 - 9 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 - preview Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life

Halloween Hauntings

An event for MPM Members and Member guests!

6-9 p.m. Thursday, October 10 & Friday, October 11
Free for members. Bring a friend! $5 per additional guest

Reservations are required for this event by Tuesday, October 8: Call (414) 278-6170 or (888) 700-9069 to reserve.

Thursday Nights at MPM

Visit us on Thursday evenings for just $10! The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and regular admission is just $10 after 5 p.m. Unwind after a day at the office with a walk through your favorite exhibit area, or bring the kids for an evening visit with fewer distractions. Avoid the crowds and spend an evening with MPM.

Art en Fleurs: "The World At Our Fingertips"

When: Public viewing and workshops: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21
Preview party: 5:30 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 19

Reservations: Reservations are required for the workshops and Friday night Preview Party.

Friends of the MPM Annual Gala

Aurora Health Care presents:
27th Annual Friends of the Milwaukee Public Museum Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Learn how to become a Gala sponsor »

16th Annual Food & Froth Fest

7 – 10 p.m. February 22, 2014
VIP Room opens at 5:30 p.m.

Beer is one of the oldest beverages created by humankind, and our ancestors have been imbibing for at least 7,000 years. Some archaeologists even speculate that beer was a key component of early civilization. Beer belongs in a museum.

Romancing the Stars

This Valentine's Day, give that special someone the universe as the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum presents a special three-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 rose and chocolates will be given to each couple.

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Museum Overnights

During MPM's exciting sleepovers, you'll experience the Museum under the cover of darkness. Get 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.