Special Events

There’s always something fun and exciting happening at MPM!

kids looking through glassKohl's Thank You Thursday
First Thursday of each month

All visitors receive free  access to the permanent exhibits of MPM.


powwowA Tribute to Survival 25th Anniversary Programming
September - November 2018

Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of  this groundbreaking exhibit. Presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.


fossilMuseum Tours
Saturday mornings through 2018

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 




BooksBook Club
First Mondays, September - May 2018

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

mysteryMystery at MPM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Grab your magnifying glass and detective hat, because a rare artifact has disappeared and it's your job to find it in the Museum.




skullsDecline, Decay, & Death of the Universe
Sunday, October 21 or Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hear unexpected stories of death from different cultures around the world and through history during our condensed version of the MPM Exposed: Decline, Decay, & Death tour. After, drop by the Dome Theater for a delightful show all about space death. 

science on tap logoScience on Tap
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grab a brew and pull up a chair for "The Incredible World of Bats" with Dr. Merlin Tuttle!





womanScandal & Sleaze
Friday, December 14, 2018

Delve deeper into scandalous topics of centuries past while sampling some of our favorite spirits and snacks from the turn of the century. 


eclipseTotal Solar Eclipse Tour 2019
June 28 - July 4, 2019

The Milwaukee Public Museum will lead a week-long solar eclipse trip to Chile. 





adults taking selfieAdult Sleepover at MPM
Spring 2020

Prepare to experience the Museum as you’ve never seen it before.