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LecturesKidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program.
Showing daily throughout the year.

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

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

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

KidsSchool GroupsTheater

In this great Planetarium show, you'll go on an adventure with Big Bird into outer space to learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Supported by PNC Bank
Showing at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning, and for groups by request.

After HoursKidsTheater

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. 

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join MPM in holiday tradition as we Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee to celebrate the season!

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join MPM for a holiday kick-off celebration on November 18!

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join us for fun, family activities at the Museum during Black Friday!

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 

ExhibitsLecturesKidsAdultsSchool Groups

Meet costumed interpreters, see objects not normally on display, and participate in an array of fun activities. 

KidsAdults

ALL visitors receive FREE access to the permanent exhibits of MPM on Kohl's Thank You Thursday, the first Thursday of every month.

After HoursKidsPublic Program

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12.

KidsAdultsMembers-Only

Show your MPM membership card to receive free admission to any participating Member Swap museums in Milwaukee.
January 28, 2018

After HoursKidsPublic Program

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12.

After HoursKidsPublic Program
Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12.

Today

Wisconsin Stargazing

LecturesKidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program.
Showing daily throughout the year.

Times:
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

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

Times:
  • 12:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM

This Week

Wisconsin Stargazing

LecturesKidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program.
Showing daily throughout the year.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Nov 6 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 7 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Nov 8 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Nov 9 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 10 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Nov 11 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 4:00 PM

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 2:30 PM

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

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

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 10 3:00 PM

One World, One Sky

KidsSchool GroupsTheater

In this great Planetarium show, you'll go on an adventure with Big Bird into outer space to learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Supported by PNC Bank
Showing at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning, and for groups by request.

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 11 9:30 AM

This Month

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

KidsAdults

ALL visitors receive FREE access to the permanent exhibits of MPM on Kohl's Thank You Thursday, the first Thursday of every month.

Dates & Times:
  • Thu, Nov 2 10:00 AM

Archaeology Day

KidsAdults

Join us for Archaeology Day and test your archaeology know-how!

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 4 10:00 AM

MPM Tours

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 4 3:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 25 3:00 PM

Wisconsin Stargazing

LecturesKidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program.
Showing daily throughout the year.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Nov 6 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 7 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Nov 8 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Nov 9 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 10 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Nov 11 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 12 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Nov 12 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 13 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Nov 13 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Nov 14 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 14 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov 15 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Nov 15 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov 16 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Nov 16 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Nov 17 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 17 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Nov 18 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Nov 18 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 18 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 19 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Nov 19 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 20 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Nov 20 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Nov 21 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 21 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov 22 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Nov 22 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Nov 24 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 24 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Nov 25 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Nov 25 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 25 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 26 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Nov 26 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 27 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Nov 27 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Nov 28 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 28 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov 29 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Nov 29 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov 30 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Nov 30 2:30 PM

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough-look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all -- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 11 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Nov 12 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 12 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Nov 13 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 14 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 15 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 16 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 18 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 18 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Nov 19 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 19 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Nov 20 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 21 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 22 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 24 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 25 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Nov 25 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Nov 26 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov 26 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Nov 27 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 28 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 29 12:00 PM

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

KidsAdultsSchool GroupsTheater

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

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 7 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 8 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 9 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 10 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Nov 10 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 13 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 14 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 15 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 16 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 17 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 17 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 20 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 21 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Nov 21 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 22 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov 24 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Nov 27 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 28 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 29 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 30 3:00 PM

One World, One Sky

KidsSchool GroupsTheater

In this great Planetarium show, you'll go on an adventure with Big Bird into outer space to learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Supported by PNC Bank
Showing at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning, and for groups by request.

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 11 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Nov 18 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Nov 25 9:30 AM

November Overnight: Dream Big

After HoursKidsTheater

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. 

Dates & Times:
  • Fri, Nov 17 6:00 PM

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join MPM in holiday tradition as we Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee to celebrate the season!

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 18 (All day)
  • Sun, Nov 19 (All day)
  • Mon, Nov 20 (All day)
  • Tue, Nov 21 (All day)
  • Wed, Nov 22 (All day)
  • Fri, Nov 24 (All day)
  • Sat, Nov 25 (All day)
  • Sun, Nov 26 (All day)
  • Mon, Nov 27 (All day)
  • Tue, Nov 28 (All day)
  • Wed, Nov 29 (All day)
  • Thu, Nov 30 (All day)

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee: Kick-Off Celebration

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join MPM for a holiday kick-off celebration on November 18!

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Nov 18 10:00 AM

Black Friday at MPM

ExhibitsKidsAdults

Join us for fun, family activities at the Museum during Black Friday!

Dates & Times:
  • Fri, Nov 24 10:00 AM