After Hours

MPM Night Out


What do Boone & Crockett and the Milwaukee Public Museum have in common? Both feature taxidermy and are a part of MPM’s newest program!

Science on Tap: An Evening with Mary Roach

Spend the evening with New York Times Best-Selling Author Mary Roach!

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.

Ask a Curator Day 2017

Thank you submitting your questions to #AskACurator Day on Wednesday, September 13!

Below, we have all your questions and answers compiled for your reference at any time.

Gala 2017: MYSTERIES of the MAYA

In celebration of MPM’s next traveling exhibit, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, our 31st Annual Gala’s theme will focus on ancient Mayan culture. Join us for an evening of great food and beverages, auction items, and dancing for the benefit of MPM at the 2017 “MYSTERIES of the MAYA” Gala! 

Present Music: Time, Nature, Culture, Sound

You’ve seen our exhibits, but have you heard them? 

MPM Tours

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


Hidden Stories: Warfare

In this docent-led tour in conjunction with Weapons: Beyond the Blade, hear stories about MPM's most interesting weapons of warfare from around world.

May Overnight: MAYA

Join MPM on Friday, May 18 and explore the mysterious Mayan ruins at this action-packed overnight expedition! Sharpen your archaeology skills to make an exciting discovery or unlock an unsolved mystery. Overnight includes entrance to our newest traveling temporary exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

SOLD OUT - January Overnight: Mummies

Think you know all there is to know about mummies? Unwind the mysteries of mummies from around the world at this exciting Overnight on Friday, January 19! Learn how to make your own mummy, the secrets behind why mummies were made, and stories of the people who made them.

Visit our Overnights page for information on cost, reservations, and more. >>

SOLD OUT - February Overnight: Dinosaurs

Get ready to take a giant dinosaur-sized step back in time!  At our dinosaur-themed Overnight on February 23, you'll have the chance to handle real dinosaur bones, learn about the work of MPM's paleontologists, make something to take home, and explore the Museum after-hours.  Join us for a great night of unique experiences and fun learning!