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Tuesday, October 2nd

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

  • 4:30 pm

leaf penYouth are invited for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.  Locations vary.

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This event is part of our Field Work MKE program, hosted by Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Public Museum.

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Thursday, October 4th

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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Friday, October 5th

Member Preview: Frogs

  • 10:00 am

frogExplore the Museum's latest special exhibit during the Frogs! member preview.

This limited engagement exhibition features more than 100 live frogs in custom habitats complete with live plants, rock ledges, and waterfalls. Hear frog calls, learn if toads have teeth, and see a skeleton of the world's largest frog.

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Saturday, October 6th

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 MPM Tour: A Tribute to Survival

  • 11:00 am

native americans with flagIn 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)

Cost

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

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Frogs! Opening Day

  • 9:00 am

green frogJoin us for the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, Frogs! Experience  their visual and vocal beauty, get eye-level with live frogs from around the world,  and more. Our Educators will also be in the exhibit from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with additional hands-on learning activities!

Limited engagement October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019 

 

 

 

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Sunday, October 7th

Titans of the Ice Age - 3D

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

mammothTitans 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

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet - Giant Film

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

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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

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Tuesday, October 9th

Lunch & Lecture

  • 10:30 am

heather brueglA History of Native American Policy and Activism:  From the American Indian Movement to Today
October 9, 2018

Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations. Take an optional guided pre-lecture docent tour, explore the topic du jour with an MPM curator or special guest, and if you’re hungry for more, stay for a great lunch.

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Wednesday, October 10th

MPM Book Club

  • 12:00 pm

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

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Saturday, October 13th

Hidden MPM Tour: A Tribute to Survival

  • 11:00 am

native americans with flagIn 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)

Cost

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

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Friday, October 19th

Mystery at MPM

  • 7:30 pm

mysteryJoin us for an after-hours mystery caper!

This event has sold out.

 
Event Details

Explore the mysterious and  spooky side of MPM as you put your sleuthing skills to the test!   Solve diabolical riddles, interview shady characters, and gather tips to aid your investigation. So invite your friends and prepare for a night of tricks, treats, and general mayhem!

  • Mystery at MPM is an 18+ event. 
  • Team sizes of 2-8 people are recommended. 
  • Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will help fuel your adventure!
  • The mystery begins  promptly at 7:30 p.m.
 

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Saturday, October 20th

Hidden MPM Tour: A Tribute to Survival

  • 11:00 am

native americans with flagIn 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)

Cost

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

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Monday, October 22nd

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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Frogs!

  • 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:15 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm

green frogExperience the vocal and visual beauty of frogs at this special exhibit!
Limited Engagement: October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Tickets

Frog Feedings: Stop by to watch the frogs get fed by a professional keeper and learn something new! Feedings occur daily at 11:00 a.m. for about 15 minutes.

Monday - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Tuesday -  African Bullfrog and/or Ornate Horned Frogs
Wednesday -  Giant Monkey Frogs and/or Amazon Milk Frogs 
Thursday -  Poison Dart Frogs
Friday  - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Saturday -  African Bullfrog and/or American Bullfrog
Sunday - Poison Dart Frogs

 

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Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

alien faceJoin our alien experts — “Hopeful” and “Skeptical” – as they examine Xtra-terrestrial files and try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond the Earth. Follow their cosmic arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy!

 

 

 

 

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Mountain Quest - Giant Film

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

mountainsMountain Quest is tapestry of jaw-dropping action combined with rich STEM content and  physics of the real world – how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse, and more. Educational insights on engineering are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.

 

 

 

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Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

  • 12:00 pm

otterTake a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, hear 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. Journey through the oceans to experience these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
 


 

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