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Wisconsin's Natural History Museum

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4th Annual BioBlitz

Grab your magnifying glass and join us for MPM's next BioBlitz at Dane County Park's Lake Farm County Park!


 

Total Solar Eclipse Tour 2019

Totality awaits you in Chile! We invite you to experience  a total solar eclipse  in South America as MPM leads a seven-day, six-night solar eclipse trip to Chile in June 2019. 

Summer Camps

Give your child an unforgettable summer of fun and learning at MPM’s summer day-camps.


 

Museum App

MPM All In is a free app that helps families and groups, including visitors with autism and disabilities, plan their visit or interact while at the Museum.

Birthdays

Treat your little one to  a themed birthday experience they'll remember forever!
 

Become a Member

Receive free general admission for one year, free Planetarium shows, parking discounts, event invites, and many other benefits!

Make a Donation

Your gift helps inspire curiosity, excite minds, and increase desire to preserve and protect our world’s natural and cultural diversity.

Corporate Partners

Support education programs, community outreach, and scientific research, while creating unique opportunities for your company.

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Programs

There's always something exciting happening at MPM!

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Research & Collections

Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.

Tuesday, June 19th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake 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.







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Humpback Whales - Giant Film

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

whaleNarrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.




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Planetarium - The Solar System Show

  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

planetsLooking to explore way-out worlds? The blistering Sun? Mysterious moons? Crazy comets and amazing asteroids? Then join our gang of smart, wacky reporters and rambunctious planets in the Planetarium Channel’s new extravaganza, The Solar System Show! We promise planet fun for everyone. Warning: Audience participation may be required. For families of all ages. For school groups K through 4th.

Showing June 16 - October 7, 2018
 

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Titans of the Ice Age - 3D

  • 11:30 am

mammothTitans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Roam the mammoth steppe with baby Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered. Witness a time when the hunters became the hunted, where saber-tooths, dire wolves, and cave bears ruled untamed continents.

Showing June 15 - October 7, 2018
 

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