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Friday, December 1st

European Village Alive!

  • 10:00 am

In European Village Alive!, learn about European holiday traditions from our costumed interpreters! Hear carolers from Crystal Lake Central High School perform your favorite holiday songs on Saturday, December 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Curiosity Circles

  • 6:00 pm

Join us for a new evening event series, Curiosity Circles!  View our newest exhibit, Weapons: Beyond the Blade, and stay to unpack your experiences with and perceptions of weapons with your fellow community members.

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Saturday, December 2nd

European Village Alive!

  • 11:00 am

In European Village Alive!, learn about European holiday traditions from our costumed interpreters! Hear carolers from Crystal Lake Central High School perform your favorite holiday songs on Saturday, December 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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MPM Exposed Tours

  • 3:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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Monday, December 4th

MPM Book Club

  • 12:00 pm

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

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Thursday, December 7th

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 9:00 am

ktytALL visitors receive FREE general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month during Kohl's Thank You Thursday.





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MPM Exposed Tours

  • 5:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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A Tribute to Survival Visitor Engagement

  • 10:10 am

 James Flores will be discussing pow wows and answering questions about North American Indians in his regalia on Thursday mornings this November and December.

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Friday, December 8th

Up Close and Personal Tours

  • 6:30 pm

The Up Close and Personal tour series gives visitors a glimpse of members-only perks by exploring exhibit topics, artifacts, and related items from the Museum's collections up-close.

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3rd Annual Live Twitter Reenactment

  • 11:00 am

Join the Milwaukee Public Museum and history graduate student volunteers for the 3rd Annual Live Re-enactment via Twitter!

This year, we’ll be “tackling” the Green Bay Packers 1939 championship win over the New York Giants, played at State Fair Park. The characters will include lightly fictionalized fans, local workers, press, players, and family members.

Follow along on Friday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Twitter at #MKE39.

 

 

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Saturday, December 9th

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 3:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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Hidden Stories: Warfare Tour

  • 11:30 am

Website_poster_graphics_Weapons2.jpgIn this docent-led tour in conjunction with Weapons: Beyond the Blade, hear stories about MPM's most interesting weapons of warfare from around world.

Dates: Saturdays, October 7 - December 30*
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus admission; $2 MPM members

*There will be no tours October 28 and December 2.

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Up Close and Personal Tours

  • 1:00 pm

The Up Close and Personal tour series gives visitors a glimpse of members-only perks by exploring exhibit topics, artifacts, and related items from the Museum's collections up-close.

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Friday, December 15th

Lecture: "Forget the Gentler Sex: Infamous Women Warriors in History"

  • 3:30 pm

Join Dawn Scher Thomae, Curator of Anthropology Collections, for an encore presentation of her November lecture in conjunction with Weapons: Beyond the Blade! 

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Saturday, December 16th

Hidden Stories: Warfare Tour

  • 11:30 am

Website_poster_graphics_Weapons2.jpgIn this docent-led tour in conjunction with Weapons: Beyond the Blade, hear stories about MPM's most interesting weapons of warfare from around world.

Dates: Saturdays, October 7 - December 30*
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus admission; $2 MPM members

*There will be no tours October 28 and December 2.

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Sunday, December 17th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 12:30 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.

 




 

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Planetarium - Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 11:00 am

Website_poster_graphics_skywars.jpgIn this Planetarium program, follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.

 

 

 

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Secret Ocean - 3D Film

  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm

secret ocean posterThe ocean as never seen before!

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

 

 

 

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Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_amazon.jpgAmazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in giant-screen format, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and, most importantly, putting the first-ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates's endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered!

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December SPARK! Program: Cultural Masks

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

 Discover the many different masks from around the world, how they were made, why different cultures wore them, and the celebrations connected to them.

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