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Today

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

ExhibitsKidsAdults

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

Times:
  • (All day)

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

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.

Times:
  • 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.

Times:
  • 3:00 PM

This Week

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:
  • 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)
  • Fri, Dec 1 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 2 (All day)

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:
  • 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
  • Fri, Dec 1 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 1 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 2 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 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:
  • 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
  • Fri, Dec 1 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 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 27 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 28 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Nov 29 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Nov 30 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 1 3:00 PM

European Village Alive!

ExhibitsLecturesKidsAdultsSchool Groups

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

Dates & Times:
  • Fri, Dec 1 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 2 11:00 AM

MPM Tours

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

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

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Dec 2 3:00 PM

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

Science on Tap

After HoursLecturesAdults

We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks. 

Dates & Times:
  • Thu, Nov 2 6:30 PM

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

MPM Book Club

Adults

Read interesting books on a wide range of topics that complement Museum exhibits. MPM docents select the books and facilitate the discussions.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Nov 6 12:00 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
  • 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

Lunch & Lecture

LecturesAdultsSchool GroupsPublic Program

Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations. Costs vary, reservations required.
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, select months September through May.

Dates & Times:
  • Tue, Nov 14 10:30 AM

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)
  • Thu, Nov 23 (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