Wisconsin's Natural History Museum
What will you find?
Limited engagement October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Saturday, October 20th
- 9:30 am
Take an adventure with Big Bird into outer space and learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Together with Elmo and a new pal from China, Hu Hu Zhu, you’ll see the night skies from Sesame Street, Zhima Jie, and all over earth. On this cross-culture voyage, our little viewers will discover how different outer space is from Earth, and how people all over the world are connected to each other. For children ages 4-6.
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear Dome Theater “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.
- 9:15 am
- 9:45 am
- 10:15 am
- 10:45 am
- 11:15 am
- 11:45 am
- 12:15 pm
- 12:45 pm
- 1:15 pm
- 1:45 pm
- 2:15 pm
- 2:45 pm
- 3:15 pm
- 3:45 pm
- 4:15 pm
Experience the vocal and visual beauty of frogs at this special exhibit!
Limited Engagement: October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Frog Feedings: Stop by to watch the frogs get fed by a professional keeper and learn something new! Feedings occur daily at 11:00 a.m. for about 15 minutes.
Monday - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs
Tuesday - African Bullfrog and/or Ornate Horned Frogs
Wednesday - Giant Monkey Frogs and/or Amazon Milk Frogs
Thursday - Poison Dart Frogs
Friday - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs
Saturday - African Bullfrog and/or American Bullfrog
Sunday - Poison Dart Frogs
- 10:30 am
- 12:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Mountain 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.
- 1:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Take 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.
- 11:30 am
- 2:30 pm
Looking 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
- 11:00 am
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Museum's groundbreaking A Tribute to Survival exhibition, join us for a fascinating overview exploring how First Americans survived and thrived while shaping U.S. history and transforming the rest of the world. Presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
Dates and Times
Saturdays, September 22 - November 10
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)
$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online, by calling 414-278-2728, or at Admissions.