Museum Week at MPM

Museum Week returns to Milwaukee for a second year!

mammoth skeletonJoin 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.


Saturday, January 18
Fossil Challenge 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Paleontologists often need to make quick and accurate identifications out in the field. Join a MPM Educator to see if you can correctly identify what is a fossil and what is not. Are you up to the challenge?  Free with admission.

Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights Tour
11:00 a.m.

Explore the highlights of MPM's collection. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Free with admission.
Details

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets


fu lion statueSunday, January 19
Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights Tour
1:00 p.m.

Explore the highlights of MPM's collection. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Free with admission.
Details

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets


Monday, January 20
Free Admission

General admission for all youth (ages 18    and under) is free! Generously supported by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

Meet the Watson Family: Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Interact with the true story of Sully and Susanna Watson, a couple who played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class. Experience a replica of the Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee and explore their family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Free with admission.

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets


dog on mountaintopThursday, January 23
Superpower Dogs
6:30 p.m. 

Attend a special evening showing of this giant film in the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater.
Tickets


Friday, January 24
Lecture: Parasites!
11:30 a.m.

Come hear from  Dr. Jen Zaspel, MPM’s Research Curator and Head of Zoology, about the Terrestrial Parasite Tracker project that will digitize over one million arthropod specimens representing species that are significant parasites and disease vectors of vertebrates in the United States. This digitization effort will integrate millions of vertebrate host records with vector and disease monitoring data shared by state and federal agency collaborators, creating a novel foundation for integrative, long-term research.   Free drop-in program; additional details to follow.

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets


Saturday, January 25
Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights Tour
11:00 a.m.

Explore the highlights of MPM's collection. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Free; registration required.
Details

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets


granny's houseSunday, January 26
Hidden MPM: Exhibit Highlights Tour
1:00 p.m.

Explore the highlights of MPM's collection. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more! Free; registration required.
Details

Superpower Dogs
Various showtimes

Join an immersive giant-screen adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. 
Showtimes & Tickets