MPM & Kohl's on the Move

Kohl's and MPM are excited to bring our unique programming into the community!

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The Milwaukee Public Museum seeks to improve scientific and cultural literacy by bringing quality programs into the community, with in-person opportunities as well as virtual options. Through the generous support of Kohl’s, MPM is able to provide outreach free of charge throughout the state of Wisconsin with a particular focus on areas that are underserved. Priority will be given to schools, community groups/organizations, day programs, and libraries based on availability and need. 

MPM & Kohl’s on the Move has something for everyone and can be adapted for all audiences: adults, children, and families.


Program Formats

We have recently expanded our offerings to include virtual options! Please note that not all program topics can be adapted for a virtual format; see below for details in individual program descriptions.

Due to the interactive nature of our programs, each format can accommodate up to 30 participants per session. 

In-Person Outreach*

MPM & Kohl’s on the Move will travel to your location to deliver hands-on Museum programming.

Program Duration: 50-60 minutes, but may be adjusted to accommodate a client’s schedule
Audience/Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, day programs, and schools
Cost: Free to qualifying applicants


Virtual Classroom

MPM & Kohl’s on the Move will directly connect to your classroom (or other in-person group setting) using video meeting software. MPM will provide a hands-on kit that will be delivered for use during the virtual program.

Program Duration: 50-60 minutes, but may be adjusted to accommodate a client’s schedule
Audience/Locations: Schools with in-person classes, day programs, and other in-person group settings
Cost: Free to qualifying applicants
 

Remote Livestream

MPM & Kohl’s on the Move will host a virtual program for participants who are learning from home! No kits are provided for this format.

Program Duration: 45 minutes
Audience/locations: Schools doing distance learning, libraries and community groups hosting remote programming, etc.
Cost: Free to qualifying applicants
 

In-Person Community Event*

MPM & Kohl’s on the Move will travel to your special event to provide an Educator-facilitated, drop-in activity station.

Program Duration: Up to six hours
Audience/Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, and schools
Cost: Free for qualifying applicants

*Please note that in-person programming may be limited in accordance with the most current public health guidelines.


How to Book a Program

Complete the online form by clicking the button below. A staff member will follow-up with you within two  business days. Please email outreach@mpm.edu with any questions.

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Individual Program Descriptions
 
insectsGet Wild in Wisconsin

Investigate Wisconsin’s wildlife! Explore the rich variety of plants and animals  that populate our state. Find out why they’re so important and learn ways to protect Wisconsin’s habitats and biodiversity.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach, Virtual Classroom, and Remote Livestream formats.


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.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach, Virtual Classroom, and Remote Livestream formats.


trilobiteWisconsin Rocks!

Discover how Wisconsin’s landscape has evolved through time and what geology can tell us about our state’s past. Participants will get a chance to examine real fossils and use them to determine how Wisconsin’s geography has changed over millions of years.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach.

 


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-size model.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach and Remote Livestream formats.


 


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.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach, Virtual Classroom, and Remote Livestream formats.


 


spaceAll Things Space

Join MPM as we investigate our corner of space and beyond! Learn how our understanding of the universe has changed through the years. Participants will get a chance to model the movement of celestial bodies and build their own scale model of the solar system.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach.


 


t.rexDinosaur Hunt

Join us on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them!

This program is available for In-Person Outreach, Virtual Classroom, and Remote Livestream formats.


new!Museum Careers

You may have visited the Milwaukee Public Museum, but do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Join us as we explore the many career opportunities in the museum sector, while also utilizing real artifacts and specimens from MPM’s Education collection.

This program is available for In-Person Outreach.

 


plantCommunity Events

Is a full 50-minute program not quite right for you? No problem! MPM & Kohl’s on the Move can also provide an Educator-facilitated, drop-in activity station. These informal engagements cover a variety of natural history topics and can be tailored to your needs.

Options include:

  • Fossil Frenzy
  • Butterfly Stop-By
  • Biodiversity Bash
  • Museum Careers
  • Insects vs. Arachnids
  • Plants: Getting to the Root of It