Wisconsin's Natural History Museum
What will you find?
Limited engagement October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Saturday, September 22nd
- 9:00 am
We're taking part in Doors Open Milwaukee!
The Dome Theater & Planetarium will be featuring free Planetarium programs throughout the run of Doors Open. Show tickets will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis! Visit our Admissions windows for details.
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- 9:30 am
Take an adventure with Big Bird into outer space and learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Together with Elmo and a new pal from China, Hu Hu Zhu, you’ll see the night skies from Sesame Street, Zhima Jie, and all over earth. On this cross-culture voyage, our little viewers will discover how different outer space is from Earth, and how people all over the world are connected to each other. For children ages 4-6.
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear Dome Theater “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.
- 11:30 am
- 2:30 pm
Looking to explore way-out worlds? The blistering Sun? Mysterious moons? Crazy comets and amazing asteroids? Then join our gang of smart, wacky reporters and rambunctious planets in the Planetarium Channel’s new extravaganza, The Solar System Show! We promise planet fun for everyone. Warning: Audience participation may be required. For families of all ages. For school groups K through 4th.
Showing June 16 - October 7, 2018
- 12:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Roam the mammoth steppe with baby Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered. Witness a time when the hunters became the hunted, where saber-tooths, dire wolves, and cave bears ruled untamed continents.
Showing June 15 - October 7, 2018
- 10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. Find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armory of shells to hide from predators. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Showing August - October 7, 2018
- 11:00 am
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Museum's groundbreaking A Tribute to Survival exhibition, join us for a fascinating overview exploring how First Americans survived and thrived while shaping U.S. history and transforming the rest of the world. Presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
Dates and Times
Saturdays, September 22 - November 10
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)
$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online, by calling 414-278-2728, or at Admissions.