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man with batThe Incredible World of Bats — Why We Need Them
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dr. Merlin Tuttle Founder and Executive Director of  Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation and Research Fellow, Department of Integrated Biology, University of Texas at Austin

Bats comprise a fifth of all mammals. They come in an incredible variety, as cute as any panda or as strange as any dinosaur, from tiny bats that live in beetle holes in bamboo to giant flying foxes with six-foot wingspans. They’re found nearly everywhere, are primary seed dispersers from deserts to rainforests, pollinate some of the world’s most valuable crops, and save American farmers billions of dollars annually in avoided pesticide use.  They maintain long-term social relationships similar to those of humans, elephants, and dolphins, share information, and even adopt orphans. 

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Mystery at MPM

Join us for an after-hours mystery caper!

Grab your magnifying glass and detective hat, because a rare artifact has disappeared and it's your job to find it in the Museum. Explore the mysterious side of MPM as you search our exhibits to solve riddles, interview witnesses, and gather tips to aid your investigation. So invite your friends, come up with your best team name, and prepare for a night of intrigue and inquiry.

  • 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.

 

Price

$30 per person
Member Perk: MPM members will be given two additional tips to help solve the mystery.

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MPM Night Out

Join the Milwaukee Public Museum and Boone and Crockett for MPM Night Out, an event where MPM brings the Museum out on the town!

Enjoy Boone and Crockett's menu of great beers and unique cocktails while exploring objects from the Milwaukee Public Museum collections. Come ready to compete in quirky challenges that’ll test your trivia knowledge and creativity.

See you there!

Date: Thursday, May 24
Times: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Boone and Crockett, 818 S. Water Street

Dream BIG! - Giant Film

Dream BigDream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.


From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

MPM Exposed Tours

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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