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.

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.

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.

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! 

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.

Black Friday at MPM

Streets of Old Milwaukee decorated for the holidays.

Stroll through the decorated Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village exhibits!

Join our educators for fun family programming on the First Floor. Festivities include making a holiday craft, interacting with docents, and glimpsing rarely seen holiday artifacts from the Streets era.

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

Join MPM in holiday tradition -- we're decorating the Streets to celebrate the season! 

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.