Community of Curiosity - June: BioBlitz

mpm community of curiosityWhat is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is part contest, part festival, part educational event, and part scientific endeavor where MPM brings together a group of scientists in a race against time to see how many species they can count in a 24-hour celebration of biodiversity in a Wisconsin natural area. Learn more about this year’s BioBlitz event and check out the resources on this page to create your own at-home BioBlitz!

At the Museum


Join MPM educators on the Museum floors for in-person, drop-in programming on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through the month of June.

Getting to the Root of It

Ever wonder what scientists do with all the objects stored in museums? Come find out with real plant specimens from the Milwaukee Public Museum! Learn about the power of plants, including how they’re collected and why they’re such important research tools.

At Home

Backyard BioBlitz

A mini, at-home BioBlitz is a fun way to practice the skills of a scientist and learn more about the richness and variety of the natural world. Download our PDF, grab a few supplies, and head outside to experience the biodiversity of your own neighborhood!


Biodiversity Bingo

Get outside and enjoy the fresh air with MPM’s Fresh Air Bingo! Play along by looking for plants, animals, and other things in your neighborhood, and use the questions to help you explore more. If you have one, bring a magnifying glass for a closer look. Have fun!

Try It

MPL Booklist

Want to learn more about this month's topic? Milwaukee Public Library has put together a list of recommended reading for both children and adults.


Special Events

Friday-Saturday, June 10-11
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come and join us for the first-ever Milwaukee Public Museum Pop-Up Poetry event! To celebrate our annual BioBlitz program and the vast biodiversity of our home planet, visitors are invited to compose an original poem inspired by MPM’s Rainforest gallery. Work with the Museum’s poet to craft your poem and take home a printed copy of your work. All materials are supplied, and no previous experience with poetry is necessary; just bring your imagination!

FREE with admission; located on the First Floor.



Saturday, June 11
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

BioBlitz is a 24-hour celebration of biodiversity where scientists work together to see how many species of plants and animals they can find in one area. Stop by for fun activities at Pringle Nature Center!