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
Thank You Thursdays at MPM
Milwaukee County residents receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through our 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.
Jerusalem, a special film created by National Geographic, takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many different cultures? How did it become the center of the world for three major religions? Why does it still matter to us? Find out at a screening of Jerusalem at MPM’s Dome Theater.
Crossroads of Civilization, MPM’s New Permanent Exhibit
Experience MPM's first new permanent exhibition in more than a decade! This exhibit, made possible by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, explores how the ancient civilizations of Africa, Europe and Asia came together to form an epicenter of complex culture, creating not just a physical crossroads, but an intellectual one as well. 9-5, open till 8 p.m. on Thursdays Price: Adult $17 Youth (5- 13) $12 Child (age 0-4) FREE Senior (65+) $14
MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at our Daniel M. Soref planetarium -- will take you back in time to explore how our first ancestors experienced the sky. You’ll witness a stunning re-creation of the very first Moon calendar, made by a stargazer 30,000 years ago, and discover why the ancient pyramids of Giza are aligned to the skies above. See digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library and Abu Simbel Temple, and learn how the people who created these fantastic buildings also laid the foundations of modern-day astronomy. Price: $8 adult, $7 youth/senior
Make It, Take It! Overnight at MPM
During MPM’s Make It, Take It! overnight you’ll not only explore and sleep among the exhibits, you’ll learn how they’re made. The evenings offerings include the opportunity to make your very own rainforest frog using the same techniques as our exhibit artists, and a behind-the-scenes tour of our dome theater where you can learn what goes into making our high-tech planetarium programs. You'll cap the evening off with a flashlight tour of the third floor. Scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. There must be one chaperone, 21+, for every 5 kids.
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