Join MPM and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion for a Community Conversation about museums, interpretation, and Native American collections. We'll begin with a panel of varying perspectives in the Gromme Lecture Hall and continue with a facilitated conversation in the A Tribute to Survival exhibit.
Milwaukee’s most beloved exhibit transforms into a salacious, adults-only party filled with style and sass on the Streets of Old Milwaukee at Scandal & Sleaze! Delve deeper into scandalous topics of centuries past while sampling some of our favorite spirits and snacks from the turn of the century.
$30 members, $35 non-members
Must be 21+ to attend. Must show valid I.D. at registration.
Experience a delightful show all about space death -- for adults only!
See how the Earth will slowly incinerate a billion years from now -- give or take. Watch the Sun swell into a red giant and become an iridescent, ghostly nebula. Discover the demise of all stars as they finally cave in to the menacing 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. It promises to be a singular show full of compelling destruction -- all on a cosmic scale!
Youth 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.
Have some spirited fun at the Milwaukee Public Museum during Halloween Hauntings!
Halloween Hauntings is a bewitchingly good time for everyone, and all ages are invited. This is a members-only event, but member guests are welcome for $5 (limit two).
Reservations are encouraged as early as possible to guarantee a ticket(s).
A special part of summer is the sudden, floating glow of a firefly.
Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, members of the insect order Lampyridae are truly fascinating! Participate in this summer's joint firefly monitoring project with the Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee Public Museum. Everyone is welcome!
The 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.
Join us for an after-hours mystery caper!
This event has sold out.
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.
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