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Thursday, July 5th

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 9:00 am

ktytALL visitors receive FREE general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month during Kohl's Thank You Thursday.








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Saturday, July 7th

Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:00 am

torosaurHidden Museum Tour

This tour will take guests on a journey  through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more!  
Max capacity 20

Dates and Times

Saturdays, July 7-28
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online (add-on to General Admission), by calling  414-278-2728, or at Admissions.

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Saturday, July 14th

Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:00 am

torosaurHidden Museum Tour

This tour will take guests on a journey  through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more!  
Max capacity 20

Dates and Times

Saturdays, July 7-28
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online (add-on to General Admission), by calling  414-278-2728, or at Admissions.

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Monday, July 16th

Saturday, July 21st

By Land and By Sea

  • 1:00 pm

two butterfliesThe Harbor District and the Milwaukee Public Museum invite you out to the Kinnickinnic Trail to count butterflies with them! 


Date and Time

Saturday, July 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Location

Kinnickinnic River Trail - starting on East Washington Street, between South Water Street and South Barclay Street
(Nearest street address is 220 East Washington Street, Milwaukee)

Cost

FREE 


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Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:00 am

torosaurHidden Museum Tour

This tour will take guests on a journey  through the history of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more!  
Max capacity 20

Dates and Times

Saturdays, July 7-28
11:00 a.m. (50 minutes)

Cost

$4 non-members, $2 members plus general admission
Tickets available online (add-on to General Admission), by calling  414-278-2728, or at Admissions.

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Monday, July 23rd

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
  • 2:30 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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Tuesday, July 24th

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
  • 2:30 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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Wednesday, July 25th

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
  • 2:30 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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Let's Find Fireflies at the UEC

  • 7:30 pm

firefly on leafA special part of summer is the sudden, floating glow of a firefly.

Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, members of the insect order Lampyridae are truly fascinating! Participate in this summer's joint firefly monitoring project with the Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee Public Museum. Everyone is welcome!


Summer 2018 Firefly Monitoring Events

Firefly Monitoring Kickoff Celebration

Thursday, June 28, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park
For adults and teens - Free


July Firefly Monitoring

Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park


August Firefly Monitoring

Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park

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Thursday, July 26th

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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