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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)

Amazon Adventure

Theater

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

Times:
  • 10:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 4:30 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.

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

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

Times:
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4:00 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, 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)

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 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

Amazon Adventure

Theater

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

Dates & Times:
  • Sun, Dec 10 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Dec 10 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 10 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Dec 11 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Dec 12 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 10:30 AM
  • Thu, Dec 14 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 4:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 15 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 16 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 4:30 PM

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

Dates & Times:
  • Sun, Dec 10 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Dec 11 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 10:00 AM
  • Tue, Dec 12 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 12 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Dec 13 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Dec 14 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Dec 14 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 15 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Dec 16 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 16 3:30 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.

Dates & Times:
  • 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

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 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

One World, One Sky

KidsSchool GroupsTheater

In this great Planetarium show, you'll go on an adventure with Big Bird into outer space to learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Supported by PNC Bank
Showing at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning, and for groups by request.

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Dec 16 9:30 AM

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

Amazon Adventure

Theater

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

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

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

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

One World, One Sky

KidsSchool GroupsTheater

In this great Planetarium show, you'll go on an adventure with Big Bird into outer space to learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the constellations. Supported by PNC Bank
Showing at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning, and for groups by request.

Dates & Times:
  • Sat, Dec 2 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 9 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 16 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 23 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 30 9:30 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 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

Weapons: Up Close and Personal

Members-Only

The Up Close and Personal tour series gives visitors a glimpse of members-only perks by exploring exhibit topics, artifacts, and related items from the Museum's collections up-close.

Dates & Times:
  • Thu, Dec 7 6:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 9 1:00 PM

MPM Closed

MPM will be closed on the following dates: Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Dec 25 (All day)