Wisconsin Habitats and Biodiversity

Explore the rich variety of plants, animals, and even tiny microbes that populate our state. Find out why they’re so important, and learn how to protect Wisconsin’s habitats from damaging invasive species!

When: February 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Wisconsin Woodlands exhibit, second floor
Cost: Free for MPM members and with general admission.

Milwaukee Public Library: Big Read

In the Time of the Butterflies introduces you to the Mirabal sisters, and the Milwaukee Public Museum can help you explore their namesake! Learn about the incredible ways butterflies are adapted to their environments, and discover secrets about their wings. Finally, delve into native butterfly species of the Dominican Republic, getting up close and personal with some of MPM’s mounted specimens.


Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland", but why? Learn the historical, cultural and scientific reasons behind the use of dairy in our state.


Fermentation is frequently associated with adult beverages, but it is also used to prepare a variety of foods. Learn about fermentation and the historical, cultural and scientific reasons behind the process.