Weapons: Beyond the Blade - Opening Day Programming

Join us for special programming inside our newest special exhibit, Weapons: Beyond the Blade!

Saturday, October 7

Educator-led programs
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee: Kick-Off Celebration

We're decorating the Streets of Old Milwaukee to celebrate the season! Join MPM for a holiday kick-off celebration on November 18.

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.

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.

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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.

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