MPM on the Move

MPM is excited to bring our unique programming into the community, with in-person opportunities as well as new virtual options!

girls looking through microscopesMPM on the Move seeks to improve scientific and cultural literacy. New audiences will experience traveling Museum programming that inspires curiosity and excites minds! All of our programs include hands-on learning opportunities led by our experienced and talented Educators. 

MPM on the Move has something for everyone and can be adapted for different age groups.


What's your dinosaur IQ? Find out in this virtual program with Paul Sereno, National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents, and leader of dozens of expeditions! Don't miss this opportunity to learn about his work as a paleontologist and to ask him questions via the chat. Best suited for grades 1-5.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
10-11 a.m. CST

This program will be live-streamed to YouTube and Zoom. Please note that this event will not be recorded and must be watched live. There will be no access to a recording afterward!

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Our Programs

Program Duration: 50-60 minutes, but may be adjusted to accommodate a client’s schedule

Capacity: Due to the interactive nature of our programs, we can accommodate up to 30 participants per session

Audience/Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, day programs, residential facilities, and schools

Program Formats

In-Person Outreach: A Museum Educator will travel to your location to deliver hands-on programming.
Cost*: $150 for the first program, $75 for each additional program on the same day (up to four)

Virtual Outreach: A Museum Educator will host live, interactive programming using video meeting software.
Cost: $100 per program


*Travel costs may apply for in-person programming outside a 50-mile radius from MPM.

How to Book a Program

Complete the online form by clicking the below button. A staff member will follow-up with you within two business days. Please email 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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach 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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach 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.


mummyMummification in Ancient Egypt

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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach 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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach 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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach 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 both In-Person and Virtual Outreach formats.