SPARK! Programs

SPARK! programs are designed for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, caregivers, or group facility.

woman with featherFamilies & Care Partners

Family SPARK! programs are offered at 1:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. There is a 30-minute coffee social before each program for participants to become comfortable and socialize with peers before we begin. Care Partners are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum after the program. Street parking is FREE on Sundays.

July 15 – Participants will be viewing a Planetarium program, The Solar System, at 1:30 p.m. Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. for peer conversations and to ensure a timely entry into the show. No late admittance will be allowed.
August 19 – Streets of Old Milwaukee

Fall dates TBD

Space is limited and reservations are required three  days in advance by calling 414-278-2714.

Groups from care communities

These programs are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. and are offered to groups. The facility must provide enough staff to assist all attendees. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to use free of charge. Groups check-in at the ticket window to obtain wristbands and check coats if needed, and meet the program facilitator at 2:00 p.m. We encourage attendees to wear nametags if possible (first names only). Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, and groups are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum before or after the program. 

Monthly Group Programs:

June – The Wonders of Butterflies
July – Groups will be visiting the National Geographic Dome Theater for a show. Due to the design of the Theater, please be aware that it is very dark and the film is in full dome, projecting above the seats. Some participants may become dizzy. Show begins at 2:00 p.m. with no late entry. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
August – Streets of Old Milwaukee

Space is limited and reservations are required two weeks in advance by calling 414-278-2714.

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Registration must be received at least three days in advance of your selected program(s). To register, please call 414-278-2714. Pre-registration required.

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