Poetry Walk

leaf penJoin 2015-2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser and Angela Vicko, WI Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Guide, on a walk through beautiful Lakeshore State Park. This unique experience will allow you the opportunity to experience the world around you through the lens of science and poetry, and explore how you see yourself in the natural world.

Meet at the north entrance to the park. No registration required.

MPM Giving Day

giving day logo in white on teal backgroundScience and culture matter to Wisconsin!

And on MPM Giving Day, your gift supporting scientific and cultural research can go even further. On Thursday, May 16, a generous MPM supporter is MATCHING every gift up to $50,000.

Planetarium - It's About Time!

two robots and a clockTime impacts us everyday -- but what is it exactly? Where does time come from? Explore these mysteries and many more in the Planetarium’s newest creation. Join friendly robots Tortoise and Hare in their voyage around the Earth and beyond to discover the wild origins of time! Grades 3 and up.

 

 

 

 

Planetarium - Cosmic Colors

nebulaTake a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond!  Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more. Explore the invisible universe! Tour within a plant leaf and voyage inside the human eye.  Investigate x-rays at the doctor's office and in a monstrous black hole. You'll even witness the real color of an ancient dinosaur!

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

 

 

Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

boat with reefEvery year, millions of visitors travel by way of fins, flippers, and feet to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef – a living treasure trove of biodiversity. There is still so much to learn, and knowledge is the key to understanding more about this living Eden. A thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns – they’re all players in this vast underwater drama. Today, a new generation of reef guardians are committed to protecting this marine reserve, making a difference and sharing their knowledge of this extraordinary ecosystem, the beating heart of the reef. Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future.

Showing March 30 - September 26, 2019

National Park Adventure

man on mountainExplore the wilds of America in this  film as big as the outdoors!

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks, and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.