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Saturday, June 1st

Sunday, June 2nd

Mountain Quest - Giant Film

  • 2:00 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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Monday, June 3rd

Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 1:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_amazon.jpgAmazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates's endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered!

 

 

 

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Thursday, June 6th

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 9:00 am

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

The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

Kohl's Thank You Thursday is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) -- special exhibit fees may apply.  Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive free admission.

*MPM is closed for Independence Day, July 4. KTYT will take place on July 11.

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Saturday, June 8th

Biology Day

  • 11:00 am

skullsJoin MPM on June 8 for Biology Day, a  day filled with all things science.

Activities include butterflies and other bugs, plants, skulls, animals,  and more!

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Wednesday, June 12th

Dream BIG! - Giant Film

  • 1:00 pm

Dream BigDream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.


From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels both big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

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Friday, June 14th

Robots 3D

  • 2:00 pm

robotTake a lively tour of the world to meet a dozen of the most remarkable robots in Europe, Japan, and the US! From Robonaut, the first space robot handyman, to robot butlers and home-helper humanoids to eerily human-looking androids to search-and-rescue robots, this film showcases the latest cutting-edge efforts —as well as the challenges —driving roboticists, engineers, and scientists around the globe to new breakthroughs. Take an  exciting look at what makes us human, how far machines must go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world. Addressing technological and philosophical questions with clarity and humor, Robots 3D provides a glimpse into a future in which man and machine forge an increasingly sophisticated relationship.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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Planetarium - Cosmic Colors

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 3:00 pm

nebulaTake a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond!  Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more. Explore the invisible universe! Tour within a plant leaf and voyage inside the human eye.  Investigate x-rays at the doctor's office and in a monstrous black hole. You'll even witness the real color of an ancient dinosaur!

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

 

 

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Saturday, June 15th

MPM's BioBlitz Festival

  • 10:00 am

person with binoculars looking up at treesWhile the scientists are in the field, join us for fun offsite during the BioBlitz Festival at Riveredge Nature Center on  Saturday, June 15, 2019! 

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Sunday, June 16th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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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.






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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

boat with reefEvery year, millions of visitors travel by way of fins, flippers, and feet to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef – a living treasure trove of biodiversity. There is still so much to learn, and knowledge is the key to understanding more about this living Eden. A thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns – they’re all players in this vast underwater drama. Today, a new generation of reef guardians are committed to protecting this marine reserve, making a difference and sharing their knowledge of this extraordinary ecosystem, the beating heart of the reef. Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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Planetarium - It's About Time!

  • 1:30 pm

two robots and a clockTime 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.

Showing June 15 - October 4, 2019

 

 

 

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Monday, June 17th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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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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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

boat with reefEvery year, millions of visitors travel by way of fins, flippers, and feet to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef – a living treasure trove of biodiversity. There is still so much to learn, and knowledge is the key to understanding more about this living Eden. A thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns – they’re all players in this vast underwater drama. Today, a new generation of reef guardians are committed to protecting this marine reserve, making a difference and sharing their knowledge of this extraordinary ecosystem, the beating heart of the reef. Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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Planetarium - It's About Time!

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

two robots and a clockTime 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.

Showing June 15 - October 4, 2019

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 18th

Walking with Dinosaurs - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

large dinosaur in forestTake a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago, the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

 

 

 

 

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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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Great Barrier Reef - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm

boat with reefEvery year, millions of visitors travel by way of fins, flippers, and feet to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef – a living treasure trove of biodiversity. There is still so much to learn, and knowledge is the key to understanding more about this living Eden. A thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns – they’re all players in this vast underwater drama. Today, a new generation of reef guardians are committed to protecting this marine reserve, making a difference and sharing their knowledge of this extraordinary ecosystem, the beating heart of the reef. Learn how this amazing sanctuary has endured for thousands of years and will continue to do so far into the future.

Showing March 30 - June 14, 2019

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