MPM & Kohl's on the Move

Kohl's and MPM are excited to bring our unique programming into the community!

KOHLS_ logoThe MPM & Kohl's on the Move Outreach Program has something for everyone and can be adapted for different age groups. All of our programs include hands-on learning opportunities led by our experienced and talented Educators. MPM seeks to improve scientific and cultural literacy by bringing quality programs into the community. New audiences will experience traveling Museum programming that inspires curiosity and excites minds.

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.

Program length: 50 minutes
Classroom/Workshop Format: Group size 10-30 people
Audience: Adults, children, and families
Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, day programs, and schools throughout the state of Wisconsin
How to Book a Program: Complete the online form by clicking the REGISTER NOW button. A staff member will follow-up with you within two business days.

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Individual Program Descriptions
insectsGet 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 a food web and  simulate what happens when invasive species are introduced to an ecosystem.  Finally, each participant will have an opportunity to pot native wildflowers to make their gardens more welcoming to pollinators.

butterfliesThe 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.

trilobiteWisconsin Rocks!

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.


mummyMummies Mania

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.


paleontology toolsDigging 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.


spaceAll 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.


t.rexDinosaur Hunt

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 explore what’s inside a paleontologist’s toolkit.

plant*NEW!*  Community Events

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.