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Monday, January 6th

MPM Book Club

  • 12:00 pm

booksRead interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits!

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Saturday, January 11th

Snow Day

  • 11:00 am

snowflakeLearn how cultures around the world live, work, play, and celebrate during the winter months!

Participate in various winter activities throughout the Museum with our Educators.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet the Door County Sled Dogs! Take photos with the team and get your questions answered by their mushers.

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Thursday, January 16th

Science on Tap

  • 6:00 pm

blonde woman in suitSoil: A Precious Resource Under Threat by Dr. Jo Handelsman
Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

Soil erosion remains a largely unrecognized crisis, and yet the loss of this precious resource threatens to cause mass starvation in a few decades. Throughout history, agricultural practices such as plowing have destroyed the architecture of soil, making it more vulnerable to erosion. Many civilizations have collapsed because their soil eroded, leaving people with no way to grow crops. Today, we see the same trend in the United States and around the world. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that, on average, soil erodes at a rate of almost five tons per acre per year from U.S. cropland. With soil being generated at less than one-tenth of this rate, the loss is simply unsustainable. Global warming accelerates the crisis, as more frequent severe rainstorms drive soil from the land and induce its release of carbon in the form of powerful greenhouse gases. It’s a vicious cycle, but there is a way out:  To halt this crisis, consumers need to partner with farmers to make it feasible for them to adopt sustainable practices. The stakes are too high to ignore our nation’s soil.

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Friday, January 17th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake 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.






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Museum Overnight

  • 6:00 pm

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. 

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Volcanoes - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

men in mouth of volcanoEarth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know.  With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!

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Superpower Dogs - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

dog with surfboardJoin an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Presenting sponsor:
Archie & Viola Meinerz Family Foundation

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Planetarium - Defying Gravity

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

apple robotMeet meet Apollo Aurora, host of the Planetarium Channel’s universally loved gravity news source, Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science! With special robot correspondents Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1, Apollo and her team will explore rocket power, gravity on other planets, monstrous black holes, and even what keeps us grounded on Earth! Tune into this brand new Planetarium program and uncover the mysteries of gravity.

 

 

 

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Saturday, January 18th

Planetarium - One World, One Sky

  • 9:30 am

Website_poster_graphics_oneworld.jpgTake 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.




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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake 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.






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Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights

  • 11:00 am

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Take a journey through the history of MPM. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Saturdays  and select Sundays throughout January.

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Volcanoes - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

men in mouth of volcanoEarth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know.  With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!

Learn More

Superpower Dogs - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

dog with surfboardJoin an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Presenting sponsor:
Archie & Viola Meinerz Family Foundation

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Planetarium - Defying Gravity

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

apple robotMeet meet Apollo Aurora, host of the Planetarium Channel’s universally loved gravity news source, Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science! With special robot correspondents Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1, Apollo and her team will explore rocket power, gravity on other planets, monstrous black holes, and even what keeps us grounded on Earth! Tune into this brand new Planetarium program and uncover the mysteries of gravity.

 

 

 

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Museum Week at MPM

  • 10:00 am

torosaurMuseum Week returns!

Join us in celebrating Milwaukee’s museums January 18 through 26, 2020. From tours, talks, and programs to interesting exhibits, there is something exciting for everyone!

To find out more about participating museums and their events, click here.

To learn more about MPM's programming, click here.

 

 

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Sunday, January 19th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake 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.






Learn More

Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights

  • 1:00 pm

trex

Take a journey through the history of MPM. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Saturdays  and select Sundays throughout January.

Details

 

 

 

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SPARK!

  • 1:00 pm

elder and caretakerSPARK! programs are designed for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, care partners, or group facility.

During Family SPARK! Programs, 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.

Registration required.

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Volcanoes - 3D Film

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

men in mouth of volcanoEarth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know.  With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!

Learn More

Superpower Dogs - Giant Film

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

dog with surfboardJoin an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Presenting sponsor:
Archie & Viola Meinerz Family Foundation

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