what will you find?
On exhibit October 5, 2019 through January 12, 2020
There's always something exciting happening at MPM!
Research & Collections
Find out more about the 4,000,000+ objects in our collection.
Friday, December 6th
- 11:30 am
- 2:30 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.
- 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Time 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.
- 10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
From the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is a sanctuary to a stunning diversity of wildlife, including the fabled all-white Spirit Bear — the rarest bear on Earth — and the indigenous First Nations people, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia.
- 12:00 pm
Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.
With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!Learn More