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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:
  • 11:00 AM
  • 3:00 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.

Times:
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

Times:
  • 12:30 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:
  • 1:00 PM
  • 3:30 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, Jan 14 (All day)
  • Mon, Jan 15 (All day)
  • Tue, Jan 16 (All day)
  • Wed, Jan 17 (All day)
  • Thu, Jan 18 (All day)
  • Fri, Jan 19 (All day)
  • Sat, Jan 20 (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, Jan 14 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Jan 14 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 16 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 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, Jan 14 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Jan 14 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 16 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 10:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 4:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 4:30 PM

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

Dates & Times:
  • Sun, Jan 14 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 10:00 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 10:00 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 10:00 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 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, Jan 14 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 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, Jan 15 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 3:00 PM

SOLD OUT - January Overnight: Mummies

After HoursKidsPublic Program

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12.

Dates & Times:
  • Fri, Jan 19 6:00 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, Jan 20 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:
  • Mon, Jan 1 (All day)
  • Tue, Jan 2 (All day)
  • Wed, Jan 3 (All day)
  • Thu, Jan 4 (All day)
  • Fri, Jan 5 (All day)
  • Sat, Jan 6 (All day)
  • Sun, Jan 7 (All day)
  • Mon, Jan 8 (All day)
  • Tue, Jan 9 (All day)
  • Wed, Jan 10 (All day)
  • Thu, Jan 11 (All day)
  • Fri, Jan 12 (All day)
  • Sat, Jan 13 (All day)
  • Sun, Jan 14 (All day)
  • Mon, Jan 15 (All day)
  • Tue, Jan 16 (All day)
  • Wed, Jan 17 (All day)
  • Thu, Jan 18 (All day)
  • Fri, Jan 19 (All day)
  • Sat, Jan 20 (All day)
  • Sun, Jan 21 (All day)
  • Mon, Jan 22 (All day)
  • Tue, Jan 23 (All day)
  • Wed, Jan 24 (All day)
  • Thu, Jan 25 (All day)
  • Fri, Jan 26 (All day)
  • Sat, Jan 27 (All day)
  • Sun, Jan 28 (All day)
  • Mon, Jan 29 (All day)

Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Theater

Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us!

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Jan 1 10:00 AM
  • Mon, Jan 1 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 1 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 10:00 AM
  • Tue, Jan 2 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 10:00 AM
  • Wed, Jan 3 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Jan 4 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 7:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 6 3:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 10:00 AM
  • Tue, Jan 9 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Jan 11 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 10:00 AM
  • Fri, Jan 12 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 13 3:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 10:00 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 10:00 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 10:00 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 3:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 10:00 AM
  • Tue, Jan 23 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 4:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 10:00 AM
  • Thu, Jan 25 1:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 1:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 4:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 11:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 27 3:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 10:00 AM
  • Mon, Jan 29 1:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 4:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 10:00 AM
  • Tue, Jan 30 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 10:00 AM
  • Wed, Jan 31 1:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 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:
  • Mon, Jan 1 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 1 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 1 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 2 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 3 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 10:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 4 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 6:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 5 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 6 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 4:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Jan 7 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 8 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 9 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 10 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 4:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 12 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 13 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 4:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Jan 14 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 16 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 10:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 4:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 4:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Jan 21 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 22 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 10:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 23 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 24 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 4:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 10:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 25 1:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 4:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 10:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 26 1:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 4:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 10:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 27 1:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 4:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 11:30 AM
  • Sun, Jan 28 2:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 4:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 29 1:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 4:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 1:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 4:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 10:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 31 1:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 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:
  • Mon, Jan 1 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 1 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 2 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 3 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 4 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 5 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Jan 6 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Jan 7 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 8 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 9 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 10 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 11 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 12 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Jan 13 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Jan 14 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 15 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 16 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 17 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 18 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 19 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Jan 21 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 22 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 23 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 24 2:30 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 11:30 AM
  • Thu, Jan 25 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 11:30 AM
  • Fri, Jan 26 2:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 10:00 AM
  • Sat, Jan 27 1:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 4:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 11:00 AM
  • Sun, Jan 28 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 11:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 29 2:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 11:30 AM
  • Tue, Jan 30 2:30 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 11:30 AM
  • Wed, Jan 31 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.

Dates & Times:
  • Mon, Jan 1 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 7 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 13 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 14 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 20 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 21 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 12:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 12:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 12:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 27 2:30 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Jan 28 3:30 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 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, Jan 1 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 2 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 3 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 4 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 5 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 8 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 9 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 10 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 11 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 12 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 15 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 16 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 17 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 18 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 19 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 22 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 23 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 24 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 25 3:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 26 3:00 PM
  • Mon, Jan 29 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan 30 3:00 PM
  • Wed, Jan 31 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, Jan 4 5:30 PM
  • Sat, Jan 6 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, Jan 6 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 13 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 20 9:30 AM
  • Sat, Jan 27 9:30 AM

SOLD OUT - January Overnight: Mummies

After HoursKidsPublic Program

Experience the Museum under the cover of darkness! Overnights are for scout groups and families with children ages 6-12.

Dates & Times:
  • Fri, Jan 19 6:00 PM

Member Swap Day

KidsAdultsMembers-Only

Show your MPM membership card to receive free admission to any participating Member Swap museums in Milwaukee.
January 28, 2018

Dates & Times:
  • Sun, Jan 28 10:00 AM