After Hours

Museum Overnight

mummyGet a deeper look into one of the Museum's great exhibits or the theme of the evening through hands-on activities with MPM Educators. Catch a thrilling show in our six-story Dome Theater, then guide your group through exhibits on a flashlight exploration. Finally, you'll be ready to "bed-down" for a night of rest in select exhibit areas.

For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. 

Science on Tap

jaskolski headshotTechnology for Exploration
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Corey Jaskolski - Founder of the non-profit Digital Preservation Project, inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, magazine photographer, AR and VR developer, and explorer

Community Conversation

a tribute to survival exhibitJoin MPM and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion for a Community Conversation about museums, interpretation, and Native American collections. We'll begin with a panel of varying perspectives in the Gromme Lecture Hall and continue with a facilitated conversation in the A Tribute to Survival  exhibit.

This event is full.

Death of the Universe - Special Planetarium Show

black holeExperience a delightful show all about space death -- for adults only!

See how the Earth will slowly incinerate a billion years from now -- give or take. Watch the Sun swell into a red giant and become an iridescent, ghostly nebula. Discover the demise of all stars as they finally cave in to the menacing 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. It promises to be a singular show full of compelling destruction -- all on a cosmic scale! 

Combine it with a tour for a double dose of death.


 

Science on Tap


man with batThe Incredible World of Bats — Why We Need Them
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dr. Merlin Tuttle Founder and Executive Director of  Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation and Research Fellow, Department of Integrated Biology, University of Texas at Austin

Bats comprise a fifth of all mammals. They come in an incredible variety, as cute as any panda or as strange as any dinosaur, from tiny bats that live in beetle holes in bamboo to giant flying foxes with six-foot wingspans. They’re found nearly everywhere, are primary seed dispersers from deserts to rainforests, pollinate some of the world’s most valuable crops, and save American farmers billions of dollars annually in avoided pesticide use.  They maintain long-term social relationships similar to those of humans, elephants, and dolphins, share information, and even adopt orphans. 

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