MPM Tours

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


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Hidden MPM: Holidays in History

Learn how holiday traditions brought from European immigrants to Milwaukee blended together to create our modern celebrations.

Dates and Times

Saturdays, November 24 - December 29 (no tour on December 8)
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

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 December 15  
 December 22 
 December 29 

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MPM Exposed: Exhibits Revealed

Learn the stories our labels don’t tell you on this irregular tour! Sassy commentaries, secret stories, and some salacious details await you. Expect games, social media challenges, and a chance to win some MPM goodies as we explore some of the overlooked and forgotten stories at MPM.

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Dates - Times - Tickets

Thursday, January 3, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Saturday, January 5, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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MPM Exposed: Love & Heartbreak

Do you ❤ love? We do, too! Hear stories of love, heartbreak, and weird mating habits of the animal kingdom. Play matchmaker with our exhibits, be thankful you aren't an angler fish, and get the science behind love during this Love & Heartbreak tour.

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Dates - Times - Tickets

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Saturday, February 9, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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skullsMPM Exposed: Decay, Decline, & Death

Nothing's sure but death and taxes. Since no one likes taxes, we decided to do a tour about death instead! Learn about causes, practices, beliefs, and unexpected stories of death from different cultures around the world and through history.

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Dates and Times

Thursday, March 7, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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MPM Exposed: Secrets of Sustenance

Who loves food?! We certainly do! Join us on this yummy exhibit tour to learn about ancient food-ways, the miracle of fermentation, and why chocolate makes us happy. Hear stories and play games to learn about the history and science behind your favorite foods and beverages.

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Dates and Tickets

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.