Special Events

There’s always something fun and exciting happening at MPM!

kids looking through glassKohl's Thank You Thursday
First Thursday of each month*

All visitors receive free access to the permanent exhibits of MPM.

*MPM is closed for Independence Day, July 4. KTYT will take place on July 11.



fossilMuseum Tours
Times and dates vary

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 




BooksBook Club
First Mondays, September - May

Read interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits.

science on tap logoScience on Tap
Thursday, October 17, 2019

We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks. 

shelves of skullsDecline, Decay, & Death of the Universe
Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1, 2019

Celebrate the Halloween season at MPM with a double dose of death!

weaving of womanAncestral Women Exhibit
November 1-17, 2019

In the   Ancestral Women   exhibit, award-winning jacquard weaver Mary Burns honors women’s journeys by creating their portraits in jacquard weavings.

powwow exhibitNative American Heritage Day
November 16, 2019

Join MPM Educators, interns, and community presenters to learn more about the history and diversity of Wisconsin's tribal nations.

lamppostOld Milwaukee Mixer: A Streets Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Make merry memories as you stroll the Streets of Old Milwaukee decked out in seasonal flare!

adults taking selfieAdult Sleepover at MPM
Spring 2020

Prepare to experience the Museum as you’ve never seen it before.