School Groups

Earth, Moon & Sun

This Planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon, and the Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

Run Time: 
22minutes
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European Village Alive!

The Milwaukee Public Museum "comes to life" during our Alive! events, where visitors get the chance to talk to costumed interpreters and participate in an array of hands-on activities.

In European Village Alive! this December, learn about European holiday traditions from our costumed interpreters! Hear carolers from Crystal Lake Central High School perform your favorite holiday songs on Saturday, December 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.
 

Run Time: 
44minutes
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Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science!

Meet meet Apollo Aurora, host of the Planetarium Channel’s universally loved gravity news source, Defying Gravity, It Is Rocket Science! With special robot correspondents Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1, Apollo and her team will explore rocket power, gravity on other planets, monstrous black holes and even what keeps us grounded on Earth! Tune into this brand new planetarium show and uncover the mysteries of gravity.

Showing December 19, 2016 through March 2, 2017.  

Run Time: 
25minutes
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Passport to the Universe

What is our place in the universe?  In Passport to the Universe, we travel millions of light years to the outermost regions of the observable universe exploring our “cosmic address" to answer this question. In an unforgettable experience, cutting-edge science creates images of unprecedented realism and accuracy as viewers begin to understand the true enormity of our universe.

Run Time: 
25minutes
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National Parks Adventure

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches.

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Sea Monsters

Eighty million years ago, much of the world was still submerged under water and cold-blooded seagoing reptiles flourished. With a family of Dolichorhynchop plesiosaurs, called Dollies, as your guide, Sea Monsters takes you on an underwater exploration of the ancient seas populated with saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks, giant squid and other extraordinary reptile predators. On their voyage, audiences will learn how paleontologists use fossils to prove that these majestic creatures once ruled the seas.

Run Time: 
44minutes
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ROBOTS 3D

What does it take to make a humanoid robot—a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics? (Think fingers and toes.) Why are we even attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS 3D is a fascinating and fun look at what makes us human, how far machines can really go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world.

Showing May 16 through September 5, 2016

Run Time: 
43minutes
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Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

Take a thrilling 3D ride back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago -- the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Journey through the seasons and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, and hunting. A BBC Earth/Giant Screen Film. 

Now Showing: July 10 through October 5

Run Time: 
44minutes
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Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Explore the dinosaur disaster up close, supported by evidence from MPM's own Geology department in this MPM original Planetarium production. 

 

Run Time: 
22minutes
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