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Thursday, January 3rd

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.

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). 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, January 5th

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

$4 per person plus Museum admission; $2 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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Snow Day

  • 11:00 am

snowflakeLearn 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.

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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Sunday, January 6th

Frogs!

  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:15 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm

green frogExperience the vocal and visual beauty of frogs at this special exhibit!
Limited Engagement: October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Frog Feedings: Stop by to watch the frogs get fed by a professional keeper and learn something new! Feedings occur daily at 11:00 a.m. for about 15 minutes.

Monday - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Tuesday -  African Bullfrog and/or Ornate Horned Frogs
Wednesday -  Giant Monkey Frogs and/or Amazon Milk Frogs 
Thursday -  Poison Dart Frogs
Friday  - Amazon Milk Frogs and/or Mexican Dumpy Frogs 
Saturday -  African Bullfrog and/or American Bullfrog
Sunday - Poison Dart Frogs

 

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Saturday, January 12th

Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

  • 11:00 am

leaf penYouth are invited for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.  Locations vary.

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This event is part of our Field Work MKE program, hosted by Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Public Museum.

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Sunday, January 20th

Lunar Eclipse

  • 9:00 pm

Bundle up and visit us on Sunday, January 20 in downtown Milwaukee to view the lunar eclipse!

Planetarium Director Bob Bonadurer will have telescopes set up to view the heavenly show by the Green Clock at the intersection of Wells and James Lovell Streets. Clear skies only! 

Free viewing from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Eclipse itself is from 9:33 p.m. to 12:50 a.m. The Museum will be closed. Learn more about the lunar eclipse in our January 2019 Starry Messenger.

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SPARK!

  • 1:00 pm

elder and caretakerSPARK! programs are designed for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss to visit with their family, care partners, or group facility.

During Family SPARK! Programs, there is a 30-minute coffee social before each program for participants to become comfortable and socialize with peers before we begin. Care Partners are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum after the program. Street parking is FREE on Sundays.

Registration required.

January 20: Life in the Arctic 
February: No Sunday program in February
March 17: Animals of Africa
April 21: Cultural Art-Making
May 19:  Science of Butterflies

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Wednesday, January 23rd

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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Thursday, January 24th

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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Friday, January 25th

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.

Buy Now




 

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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. 

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