Lunch & Lecture

heather brueglA History of Native American Policy and Activism:  From the American Indian Movement to Today
October 9, 2018

Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations. Take an optional guided pre-lecture docent tour, explore the topic du jour with an MPM curator or special guest, and if you’re hungry for more, stay for a great lunch.

Robots 3D

robotTake a lively tour of the world to meet a dozen of the most remarkable robots in Europe, Japan, and the US! From Robonaut, the first space robot handyman, to robot butlers and home-helper humanoids to eerily human-looking androids to search-and-rescue robots, this film showcases the latest cutting-edge efforts —as well as the challenges —driving roboticists, engineers, and scientists around the globe to new breakthroughs. Take an  exciting look at what makes us human, how far machines must go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world. Addressing technological and philosophical questions with clarity and humor, Robots 3D provides a glimpse into a future in which man and machine forge an increasingly sophisticated relationship.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

Ask a Curator Day 2018

curator talking to childWhat if you had the chance to ask the people behind the scenes at your favorite museum anything you wanted? What would you want to know?

Ask a Curator Day on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 aims to blur the barriers that can make curators seem inaccessible to the public and wider sector.

Planetarium - Space Aliens

alien faceJoin our alien experts — “Hopeful” and “Skeptical” – as they examine Xtra-terrestrial files and try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond the Earth. Follow their cosmic arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy!

Showing October 8 - March 29

 

 

 

Mountain Quest - Giant Film

mountainsMountain Quest is tapestry of jaw-dropping action combined with rich STEM content and  physics of the real world – how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse, and more. Educational insights on engineering are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.

Showing October 8 - March 29

 


 

Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

otterTake a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, hear the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. Find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armory of shells to hide from predators. Journey through the oceans to experience these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.

Showing October 8 - March 29


 

Planetarium - Spooky Space

pumpkin in skyLooking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes,   zombie stars, and   spectacular ghostly nebulae!

Special Halloween programming - Showing October 13 to 31