Special Events

There’s always something fun and exciting happening at MPM!

kids looking through glassKohl's Thank You Thursday
First Thursday of each month

All visitors receive free access to the permanent exhibits of  MPM.



fossilMuseum Tours
Times and dates vary

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 




BooksBook Club
First Mondays, September - May

Read interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits.

torosaurMuseum Week
Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, January 26, 2020

Museum Week returns to Milwaukee for a second year! Join us in celebrating Milwaukee’s museums.

Watson familyBlack History Month

Visit the Museum  on weekdays 10 a.m. to noon* during Black History Month  to learn about the Watson family!

wall of butterfly specimensInternational Women in Science Day
Tuesday, February 11

Visit our drop-in table engagement to get up close and personal with real butterfly specimens, and learn about 17th century naturalist  Maria Sibylla Merian.

american flagPresident's Day and  Family Fun Day
Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18

Explores the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Then, learn about the various birds of MPM and discover how you can become an amateur birdwatcher.

adults taking selfieAdult Sleepover
Friday, March 13, 2020

Prepare to experience the Museum as you’ve never seen it before.

mystery textMystery at MPM
Friday, May 15, 2020

Join us for an after-hours mystery caper!