Onsite School Programming

Milwaukee Public Museum is excited to welcome back schools for onsite education programs! Below are our current offerings available to field trip groups.

Second and fourth Fridays of the month, March - June

Docent Days are an ideal field trip day! Docents will be stationed throughout the Museum to share fascinating information with student groups making their way through exhibit galleries.

Topics vary depending on which docents are available; a list of onsite docents will be provided upon arrival. Program included with admission.


Experience a new program format led by our Museum educators! We’ll facilitate a hands-on workshop in one of MPM’s classrooms, adaptable to many age groups. Afterwards, we’ll provide you with resources to connect program content directly with our exhibits.*

  • Minimum of 10 students per program with a maximum of 30 students; groups that exceed 30 children require multiple reservations
  • Pre-registration and adherence to chaperone policy
Duration and Availability

Mondays and Wednesdays - Fridays, 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
50-60 minutes

Cost and Registration

$4 per student, plus admission
Field trip registration will open soon

*Please note these offerings are new, and the content/format may be different from previous programs you’ve booked at MPM.

butterfliesThe Beautiful World of Butterflies

Butterflies may be beautiful, but that’s not why they’re important! Learn about the residents of MPM’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get up close and personal with these fascinating animals. Can be adapted for grades K-4.

insectsGet Wild in Wisconsin

Investigate Wisconsin’s wildlife! Explore the rich variety of plants and animals that populate our state, and learn how they interact with each other. Find out why these connections are so important, and learn ways to protect Wisconsin’s habitats and biodiversity. Can be adapted for grades K-8.

t.rexDinosaur Hunt

Join us on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll use real fossils to learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them! Can be adapted for grades K-12.

mummyMummies Mania

Explore the mysteries of mummies as we learn how and why Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. Participants will get a chance to help in the mummification process of a life-sized model. Can be adapted for grades 3-12.

paleontology toolsDigging up Discoveries

Enter the mind of an archaeologist! Learn what clues scientists use when analyzing artifacts and what found objects can tell us about a culture. Participants will get a chance to analyze real artifacts from MPM’s Education collection. Can be adapted for grades 3-12.