Special Exhibitions

The Milwaukee Public Museum features 16,000 feet of exhibition space in which to host temporary traveling exhibitions.


Exhibitions Coming Soon
spidersSpiders Alive! 
October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Explore this exciting eight-legged exhibit with 17 species of live spiders from around the world. 


Past Special Exhibitions

MPM has been hosting a regular rotation of special exhibitions since the early 1990s. These exhibitions provide a way for our visitors to further explore the wonders of the world without leaving Milwaukee.

  • The Power of Poison -  March 2 - July 7, 2019
  • Frogs! - October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed - February 10 - May 28, 2018
  • Weapons: Beyond the Blade - October 7, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  • Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - March 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017
  • Hidden Wisconsin - October 6, 2016 - January 16, 2017
  • Ultimate Dinosaurs - February 7, 2016 - May 15, 2016
  • Alien Worlds and Androids - October 4, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • Beyond the Veil - May 16, 2014 - September 1, 2014
  • BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life - February 6, 2014 - June 29, 2014
  • The Scoop on Poop - September 28, 2013 – January 14, 2014
  • Real Pirates - December 14, 2012 - May 27, 2013