Kohl's and MPM are excited to bring our unique programming into the community!
MPM seeks to improve scientific and cultural literacy by bringing quality programs into the community. Through Kohl's generous support, MPM is able to provide outreach free of charge throughout the state of Wisconsin with a particular focus on areas that are underserved. Priority will be given to schools, community groups/organizations, day programs, and libraries based on availability and need. Please see below for individual program descriptions.
Programs are 50 minutes for group sizes of 10-30 people.
Audience: Adults, children, and families
Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, day programs, and schools
Cost: Free for qualifying applicants
How to Book a Program
Individual Program Descriptions
Get Wild in Wisconsin
Investigate Wisconsin’s wildlife! Explore the rich variety of plants and animals that populate our state. Find out why they’re so important and learn ways to protect Wisconsin’s habitats and biodiversity.
Participants will get the chance to model an ecosystem and to pot native wildflowers to make their gardens more welcoming to pollinators.
The Beautiful World of Butterflies
Butterflies may be beautiful, but that’s not why they’re important! Learn about the residents of MPM’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get up close and personal with these fascinating animals.
Participants will have an opportunity to observe real butterfly specimens under a microscope while exploring how special their wings really are.
Discover how Wisconsin’s landscape has evolved through time and what geology can tell us about our state’s past.
Participants will get a chance to examine real fossils and use them to determine how Wisconsin’s geography has changed over millions of years.
Explore the mysteries of mummies as we learn how and why Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead.
Participants will get a chance to help in the mummification process of a life-size model.
Digging up Discoveries
Enter the mind of an archaeologist! Learn what clues scientists use when analyzing artifacts and what found objects can tell us about a culture.
Participants will have an opportunity to examine real artifacts from MPM’s education collection and come up with their own hypotheses about who used them and why.
All Things Space
Join MPM as we investigate our corner of space and beyond! Learn how our understanding of the universe has changed through the years.
Participants will get a chance to model the movement of celestial bodies and build their own scale model of the solar system.
Join us on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them!
Participants will have an opportunity to handle real dinosaur fossils and make their own fossil replica to take home.
Is a full 50-minute program not quite right for you? No problem! MPM & Kohl’s on the Move can also provide an Educator-facilitated, drop-in activity station. These informal engagements cover a variety of natural history topics and can be tailored to your needs.
- Fossil Frenzy
- Butterfly Stop-By
- Biodiversity Bash
- Museum Careers
- Insects vs. Arachnids
You may have visited the Milwaukee Public Museum, but do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Join us as we explore the many career opportunities in the museum sector, while also utilizing real artifacts and specimens from MPM’s Education collection.