Event Spaces

MPM welcomes private event as well as meeting rentals. We’ll help you create the perfect event, whether it’s a wedding in our two-story Costa Rican rainforest gallery, or a state-of-the-art conference in one of our comfortable meeting spaces.

Event Rentals:

  • Pricing is based on a six hour event.
  • Rental price includes: event staffing, tables and seating, and full access to rented exhibit areas.

Rental Options:

  • Full floor rental: guests are given full access to all exhibits on the floor that is rented.*
  • Partial floor rental: guests are given access to a portion of the selected exhibit floor. Please inquire about pricing.*
    *Excluding special exhibit

Ground Floor - Entire Floor Rental - $750
The highlight of the ground floor is the Hebior Mammoth, a cast of a nearly complete mammoth skeleton found less than 30 miles from MPM.

The Hebior Mammoth/Atrium
     Reception Capacity - 1000
     Dinner Capacity - 328

First Floor - Entire Floor Rental - $3,200
The first floor has much to offer. Set the scene for your event in a bustling Milwaukee at the turn of the 20th century, or create a whimsical experience in the Puelicher Butterfly Wing.

Streets of Old Milwaukee
     Reception Capacity - 150
     Dinner Capacity - 88

European Village
     Reception Capacity - 100
     Dinner Capacity - 48

Puelicher Butterfly Wing/ Exploring Life on Earth
     Reception Capacity - 250
     Dinner Capacity - 208

The Third Planet: Earth
     Reception Capacity - 100

Costa Rican Rainforest
     Reception Capacity - 150

Second Floor - Entire Floor Rental - $2,000
The second floor features the best of our sprawling country, including dramatic portrayals of Native American life.

A Tribute to Survival
     Reception Capacity - 200 • Dinner Capacity - 32

Wisconsin Woodlands
     Dinner Capacity - 88

North America
     Reception Capacity - 300
     Dinner Capacity - 186
 

Special Exhibit Galleries
The second floor is also home to MPM's special exhibit halls. These spaces rent separately from the second floor. 

Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Special Exhibits Gallery- $1,250
7250 sq. ft.
     Reception Capacity - 500
     Dinner Capacity - 450

Erwin C. Uihlein Special Exhibits Gallery- $700
3425 sq. ft.
     Reception Capacity - 200
     Dinner Capacity - 150

Third Floor - Entire Floor Rental - $2,500
MPM’s third floor is our most geographically diverse. Experience the vibrant cultures of South, Central and Middle America, trek through exotic Africa, or treat your guests to a “cool” event in the Arctic.

Middle America and Pacific Islands
     Reception Capacity - 75
     Dinner Capacity - 88

Africa
     Reception Capacity - 150
     Dinner Capacity - 128

Arctic
     Dinner Capacity - 32

Asia
     Dinner Capacity - 32

Living Oceans
     Reception Capacity - 100
     Dinner Capacity - 48

Crossroads of Civilization
No food or beverage currently permitted.