what will you find?
On exhibit October 5, 2019 through January 12, 2020
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Saturday, October 19th
- 12:00 pm
Take a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film.
- 9:30 am
- 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
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 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
Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!
Special Halloween programming throughout October.
- 11:00 am
Spiders have been tied to human culture and folklore for thousands of years. Explore the stories of spiders in our permanent exhibits.
Date and Time
Saturdays, October 5 - November 30
11:00 a.m. - Noon
$4 non-members plus admission, $2 members
- 10:30 am
From the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is a sanctuary to a stunning diversity of wildlife, including the fabled all-white Spirit Bear — the rarest bear on Earth — and the indigenous First Nations people, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia.