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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)

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.

Times:
  • 10:00 AM

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
  • 5:30 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

MPM Tours

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

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

Times:
  • 5:30 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, Dec 3 (All day)
  • Mon, Dec 4 (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 5 (All day)
  • Wed, Dec 6 (All day)
  • Thu, Dec 7 (All day)
  • Fri, Dec 8 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 9 (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, Dec 3 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 3 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 4 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Dec 4 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 5 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 6 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 7 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 8 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 9 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 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, Dec 3 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 3 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 4 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 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, Dec 4 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, Dec 4 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 3:00 PM

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, Dec 7 10:00 AM

MPM Tours

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

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

Dates & Times:
  • Thu, Dec 7 5:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 3:00 PM

This Month

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:
  • Fri, Dec 1 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 2 (All day)
  • Sun, Dec 3 (All day)
  • Mon, Dec 4 (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 5 (All day)
  • Wed, Dec 6 (All day)
  • Thu, Dec 7 (All day)
  • Fri, Dec 8 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 9 (All day)
  • Sun, Dec 10 (All day)
  • Mon, Dec 11 (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 12 (All day)
  • Wed, Dec 13 (All day)
  • Thu, Dec 14 (All day)
  • Fri, Dec 15 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 16 (All day)
  • Sun, Dec 17 (All day)
  • Mon, Dec 18 (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 19 (All day)
  • Wed, Dec 20 (All day)
  • Thu, Dec 21 (All day)
  • Fri, Dec 22 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 23 (All day)
  • Sun, Dec 24 (All day)
  • Mon, Dec 25 (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 26 (All day)
  • Wed, Dec 27 (All day)
  • Thu, Dec 28 (All day)
  • Fri, Dec 29 (All day)
  • Sat, Dec 30 (All day)
  • Sun, Dec 31 (All day)

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

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:
  • 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
  • Sun, Dec 3 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 3 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 4 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Dec 4 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 5 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 6 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 7 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 8 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 9 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 10 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 10 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Dec 11 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 12 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 13 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 14 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 15 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 16 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 17 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 17 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 18 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Dec 18 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 19 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 19 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 20 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 20 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 21 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 21 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 22 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 22 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 23 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 23 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 23 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 24 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 24 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 26 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 26 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 27 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 27 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 28 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 28 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 29 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 29 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 30 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Dec 30 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 30 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 31 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Dec 31 3:00 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:
  • Fri, Dec 1 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Dec 3 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 3 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 4 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Dec 10 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 10 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Dec 17 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 17 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 18 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 19 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 20 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 21 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 22 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 23 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 23 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Dec 24 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 26 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 27 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 28 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 29 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 30 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 30 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Dec 31 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 31 3:30 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:
  • Fri, Dec 1 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 4 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 5 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 6 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 7 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 8 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 13 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 18 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 19 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 20 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Dec 20 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 21 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 22 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 26 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 27 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 28 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 29 3:00 PM

MPM Tours

After HoursExhibitsKidsAdults

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

Dates & Times:
  • Thu, Dec 7 5:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 2 3:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 3:00 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, Dec 4 12:00 PM

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, Dec 7 10:00 AM