SPARK! programs are designed for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, care partners, or group facility.
Families & 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.
January 20: Life in the Arctic - We’ll examine how the people and animals survived in this frozen tundra years ago.
February - No Sunday program in February
March 17: Animals of Africa - Cancelled
NEW DATE! April 28: European Village - Join us for an interactive program of immigration and stories from our European Village exhibit. We'll use prompts and artifacts to create our own adventurous stories as we recount life from this time period.
May 19: Science of Butterflies - Learn about butterfly species that reside in our live garden and the science behind metamorphosis and migration.
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:
January: Life in the Arctic - We’ll examine how people and animals survived in this frozen tundra years ago.
February: Asia – MPM's Asia exhibit area features impressive decorative arts, vibrant street scenes, and more. We’ll immerse ourselves in the simple beauty and tranquility of Asian decorative arts as we learn about customs and celebrations.
March: Animals of Africa - While on a tour of the Africa gallery, participants will be in awe at the incredible animals that thrive on this beautiful continent. From savannah grasslands to the thick rainforests, Africa habitats provide diverse environments for many amazing animals.
April: Creative Storytelling - Storytelling has shaped cultures and communities around the world. Join us as we share and create stories of our own while being inspired by our exhibits and collections.
May: Science of Butterflies - Learn about butterfly species that reside in our live garden and the science behind metamorphosis and migration.
Space is limited and reservations are required two weeks in advance by calling 414-278-2714.
Learn more about what SPARK! has to offer:
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.
To learn more, contact Dawn Koceja at Koceja@mpm.edu.
Learn more about SPARK! programming and other partner Museums at www.sparkprograms.org