It is estimated there are over 11,000 described tiger moth species worldwide. These moths are well known for their bright coloration, mimicry, and sophisticated defensive strategies. Many tiger moths feed on toxic plants and lichens as larvae (and in some cases, adults) in order to gain chemical protection against vertebrate predators. Some species use these toxic compounds for both defense and to attract and protect their mates. Other tiger moth species use sound production to ward off attackers – in some cases, jamming bat echolocation to avoid being eaten!
Immerse yourself in all things Milwaukee on 414 Day at MPM!
Celebrate Milwaukee's rich biological and cultural history.
Date & Time
Saturday, April 14
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
There's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!
Visit us for various programs in The Power of Poison exhibit and out on our Museum floors. Free with Poison Pass; free to members.
Travel 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!
A Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City! Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as six million penguins! Somehow, our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.
Narrated 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.
Explore 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.
This 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.
The Milwaukee Public Museum "comes to life"!
Learn about centuries-old European holiday traditions from costumed docents in our European Village exhibit.