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Monday, January 1st

Costumed Reenactors in Weapons

  • 11:30 am

Don't miss our special programming for Weapons closing weekend!

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Thursday, January 4th

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 5:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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Friday, January 5th

Planetarium - Did an Asteroid Kill the Dinos?

  • 2:30 pm

Explore the dinosaur disaster up close, supported by evidence from MPM's own Geology department in this MPM original Planetarium production.

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Saturday, January 6th

MPM Exposed Tours

  • 3:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

What's the theme >>

 

 

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Snow Day!

  • 11:00 am

Join MPM on Snow Day and learn how cultures around the world live, work, play, and celebrate during the winter months!

Participate in various winter activities throughout the Museum with our Educators, such as craft-making and the Language of Snow.

image1%20(3)_0.JPGDate: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with general admission

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet the Door County Sled Dogs! Take photos with the team and get your questions answered by their mushers.

 

 

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Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:30 am

hell creek dinosTake a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 









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Monday, January 8th

MPM Book Club

  • 12:00 pm

Read interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits!

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Saturday, January 13th

Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:30 am

hell creek dinosTake a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 









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Monday, January 15th

MLK Day Programming

  • 10:00 am

watson familyThis Martin Luther King Day, January 15, our Educators will be out on the floors with special activities for our visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!
 
 
 
 
 

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Saturday, January 20th

Hidden Museum Tour

  • 11:30 am

hell creek dinosTake a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 









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Monday, January 22nd

Dream BIG! - Giant Film

  • 3:00 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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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 - Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_skywars.jpgIn this Planetarium program, follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.

 

 

 

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Secret Ocean - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

secret ocean posterThe ocean as never seen before!

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

 

 

 

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Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 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.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in giant-screen format, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and, most importantly, putting the first-ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

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!

"Masters of Mimicry" live talks after the show on Saturdays and Sundays, January 13 through February 4.  Learn more >>

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Tuesday, January 23rd

Dream BIG! - Giant Film

  • 3:00 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.

Learn More

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.

 




 

Learn More

Planetarium - Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Website_poster_graphics_skywars.jpgIn this Planetarium program, follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.

 

 

 

Learn More

Secret Ocean - 3D Film

  • 12:00 pm

secret ocean posterThe ocean as never seen before!

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

 

 

 

Learn More

Amazon Adventure - Giant Film

  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:30 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.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in giant-screen format, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and, most importantly, putting the first-ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

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!

"Masters of Mimicry" live talks after the show on Saturdays and Sundays, January 13 through February 4.  Learn more >>

Learn More