Special Showing

2017 Solar Eclipse Day

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

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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Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

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

Raiders of the Lost Archaeology: Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Reel Excavators

Times: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26; 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28
Cost: $7
Tickets: 
Call (414) 278-2728 or purchase online » 

Member Preview: Crossroads of Civilization

You’re invited to a free, member-only preview of:
Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean

5 - 9 p.m. Friday, March 6 or
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7

The Polar Express

All Aboard! It's nearly midnight on Christmas Eve when a doubting young boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight – a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes.

Showing at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 28.

Run Time: 
100minutes
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Mercury in Transit Viewing Party

When: Monday, May 9, 6:10 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. 
Cost: FREE

Halloween Hauntings

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For Members & Member Guests Only!

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 or Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 6-9 p.m. (Friday) or 2-5 p.m. (Saturday)
Cost: Free to members; $5 member guests (limit 2)
RSVP: Required; call 414-278-6170 or 888-700-9069.

Have some spirited fun at the Milwaukee Public Museum during Halloween Hauntings.

Romancing the Stars

This Valentine's Day, give that special someone the universe as the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium presents a special two-evening run of the Valentine's show Romancing the Stars. Couples can embark on an out-of-this-world date at the Planetarium, complete with a romantic tour of the universe and a look at which star clusters are actually "constellations of love." A red rose and box of chocolates will be given to each couple.

Run Time: 
45minutes
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