Every 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
Take 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
These artifacts represent the wide variety of objects in the vast ancient Tell Hadidi collection. Excavated in the mid-1970s by MPM and international archaeologists, the site of Tell Hadidi, located in Northwest Syria on the banks of Lake Assad, was primarily occupied between 3000 BC and 1335 BC with some later, much smaller, Roman and Medieval settlements. The Tell Hadidi collection includes pottery, jewelry, metalwork, figurines, even writing on clay tablets.
Spiders have been tied to human culture and folklore for thousands of years. Explore the stories of spiders in our permanent exhibits.
Date and Time
Saturdays, October 5 - November 30
11:00 a.m. - Noon
$4 non-members plus admission, $2 members
Venture onto a poisonous path of your own choosing at this adults-only event!
Experience all three exhibit floors, including The Power of Poison (limited engagement through July 7). Each path will take you on a journey where you’ll sample food and drink with poisonous connections and meet MPM experts who will tell you toxic tales about items in our collections.
Cost and Tickets - SOLD OUT
$30 members, $35 non-members
Admission includes entrance to MPM’s newest traveling exhibit The Power of Poison, food stations from ZHG, and samples from local vendors. Cash bar available.
Spend the day at MPM and immerse yourself in Wisconsin's history!
Learn about our great state from more than a million years ago up to the last century.
The Milwaukee Public Museum "comes to life"! Travel back in time with our costumed interpreters. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating people, places, and products that made Milwaukee famous!