Theater

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

In this Planetarium program, follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.

Now Showing: October 6, 2017 - February 8, 2018

Run Time: 
25minutes
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Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

Run Time: 
43minutes
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November Overnight: Dream Big

This Overnight is closed to sale.

Join MPM on November 17 as we celebrate engineering and other STEM fields at this dynamic Overnight! Build your own earthquake-resistant structure out of marshmallows, enjoy an action-packed Dome Theater showing of Dream Big, and explore science with real engineers.

2017 Solar Eclipse Day

Celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse with MPM! Join us for this rare and spectacular occasion. Activities include: 

GMF Gift to the Community 2017

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will be offering free admission to everyone at MPM on Saturday, August 12 as their 2017 Gift to the Community!

Launched in celebration of their centennial in 2015, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s "Gifts to the Community" program provides special opportunities connecting the people of greater Milwaukee while showcasing the metro area’s most positive characteristics.

T.rex Family Four Pack Weekends

They’re back! Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D returns to our Dome Theater for Family Four Pack weekends.

Experience MPM with family and friends for only $55. Get all the fun of dinos on the giant screen, Streets of Old Milwaukee, our butterflies and mummies, and MORE for a savings of up to $33!

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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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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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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