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Thursday, February 21st

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 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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Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

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

 

 

 

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Mountain Quest - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

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

 


 

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Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

  • 12:00 pm

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


 

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Science on Tap

  • 6:00 pm

jaskolski headshotTechnology for Exploration
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Corey Jaskolski - Co-founder of Virtual Wonders, inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, magazine photographer, AR and VR developer, and explorer

Corey builds new technologies for exploring the world’s most amazing natural and cultural places. His “day job” includes things like scuba diving in the frigid waters of Antarctica, descending 12,500 feet  deep in a three-man sub to explore Titanic, 3D-scanning the skulls of Maya human sacrifice victims, helicoptering in to remote sites in the Congo during an Ebola outbreak, digitizing the Tomb of Christ, and shark diving. The technologies needed for each of these jobs often doesn’t exist, so Corey uses engineering, creative thinking, and a whole lot of luck to build specialized technical tools to use in these places!  In this presentation,  he will share some of his adventures and behind-the-scenes stories from a life on the edge. 

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Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum Virginia in 1834 and, after several years in Ohio, arrived in Milwaukee in 1850. Through skilled labor and business entrepreneurship, the couple played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, February 22nd

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 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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Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

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

 

 

 

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Mountain Quest - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

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

 


 

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Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

  • 12:00 pm

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


 

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Museum Overnight

  • 6:00 pm

mummyGet a deeper look into one of the Museum's great exhibits or the theme of the evening through hands-on activities with MPM Educators. Catch a thrilling show in our six-story Dome Theater, then guide your group through exhibits on a flashlight exploration. Finally, you'll be ready to "bed-down" for a night of rest in select exhibit areas.

For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. 

January 25 - Dinosaur Paleopalooza (SOLD OUT)
February 22 - Mummies: Unwound (SOLD OUT)
April 12 - Backyard Biology
 

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Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum Virginia in 1834 and, after several years in Ohio, arrived in Milwaukee in 1850. Through skilled labor and business entrepreneurship, the couple played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Saturday, February 23rd

Planetarium - One World, One Sky

  • 9:30 am

Website_poster_graphics_oneworld.jpgTake 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.




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Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 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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Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

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

 

 

 

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Mountain Quest - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

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

 


 

Learn More

Oceans: The Blue Planet 3D

  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

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


 

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Hidden MPM: Docent's Choice

  • 11:00 am

costumed docentsWho better to pick tour topics than our very own docents?!
February 2 -  Shanna Hillard: Apex Predators
February 9 - Paul Komorowski: Weapons
February 16 - Chris Hillard: Ancient Urbanization
February 23 - Chris Rundblad: The T. rex

Cost
$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

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February 2 February 9 February 16 February 23

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Sunday, February 24th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 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.






Learn More

Planetarium - Space Aliens

  • 1:30 pm

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

 

 

 

Learn More