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The Milwaukee Public Museum is a museum of human and natural history that interprets the world's culture and natural heritage through collections, research, education and exhibits.

Created in 1882, the museum has many interesting exhibits such as The Streets of Old Milwaukee, The Living Oceans, The Rain Forest and Butterflies Alive.

Visit the museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and more specific information on the exhibits and special attractions. www.mpm.edu
 
Upcoming events

Nov. 22, 2014
MPM Sci-Fi Film Fest - Back to the Future

Join us in celebrating all things scientific, futuristic, or just plain weird during a Sci-Fi Film Fest featuring films voted “in” by you -- the viewer. The MPM Sci-Fi Film Fest continues with a showing of Back to the Future. Dates: November 20 - November 22, 2014 Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., planetarium show & preview fun at 6 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m Cost: $5

Nov. 28, 2014
MPM Lighting of the Whale

Spend “Black Friday” at the Milwaukee Public Museum and witness a most unusual holiday tradition -- the lighting of the massive humpback whale skeleton that hangs over the Grand Staircase. Enactors in period attire will pull a gigantic lever to activate the lights on the whale and officially begin the holiday season. After the lighting, stick around to meet student dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet dressed in their Nutcracker attire, create an ornament, dance to festive music, and learn about holiday traditions from times past as our enactors bring the European Village "to life." Free with Museum Admission!

Nov. 29, 2014
MPM Sci-Fi Film Fest - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Join us in celebrating all things scientific, futuristic, or just plain weird during a Sci-Fi Film Fest featuring films voted “in” by you -- the viewer. The MPM Sci-Fi Film Fest ends with the biggest Sci-Fi Turkey Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Dec. 4, 2014
Thank You Thursday

Milwaukee County residents receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through MPM’s Thank You Thursday program. Adult residents must present valid photo identification showing Milwaukee County residency to receive free admission, and children must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of residency to receive free admission.

Dec. 5, 2014
European Holiday Traditions Come ALIVE at MPM!

Step back in time to a turn-of-the-century holiday and see the traditional décor of European families during a walk through the decorated European village at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Enactors and interpreters in period clothing will be in the village to tell stories and answer to questions about European traditions of the past.



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