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Last Chance for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family
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Last Chance for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family

Special exhibit to close Wednesday, May 18

Milwaukee Public Museum Hires Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessiblity (IDEA)
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Milwaukee Public Museum Hires Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessiblity (IDEA)

Rhoan Garnett, PhD, to lead Museum's effort to grow community engagement initiatives and ensure diverse voices are represented at museum

MPM to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19-related Staffing Shortage
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MPM to Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19-related Staffing Shortage

Monday, January 10 - Wednesday, January 12

Milwaukee Public Museum Open on Wednesdays, Starting November 17
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Milwaukee Public Museum Open on Wednesdays, Starting November 17

Museum extends hours of operation as part of phased reopening plan

Milwaukee Public Museum Offers Free Admission to All Wisconsin Tribal Members in Recognition of Native American Heritage Month
Voyage to the Deep at Milwaukee Public Museum
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Voyage to the Deep at Milwaukee Public Museum

Limited engagement October 15, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Milwaukee Public Museum Open on Mondays, Starting October 11
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Milwaukee Public Museum Open on Mondays, Starting October 11

Museum extends hours of operation, reopens café, and debuts Dome Theater shows

Milwaukee Public Museum Announces New Vice President of Finance and Operations
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Milwaukee Public Museum Announces New Vice President of Finance and Operations

Lue Hang to lead the finance and operations team and continue momentum towards Wisconsin’s 21st Century Natural History Museum

MPM Butterfly Wing Re-opens Thursday, August 19
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MPM Butterfly Wing Re-opens Thursday, August 19

MPM welcomes the community back into the Puelicher Butterfly Wing and debuts new interactive elements

MPM Planetarium Re-opens Thursday, July 22
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MPM Planetarium Re-opens Thursday, July 22

MPM welcomes the community back into their beloved planetarium and debuts a new show, created in-house by Museum astronomy experts

MPM Issues Call to Action in Honor of Nelson Mandela
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MPM Issues Call to Action in Honor of Nelson Mandela

MPM challenges the community to take the “My Mandela Pledge,” spend 67 minutes in service

Free Admission to Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition
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Free Admission to Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition

Milwaukee Public Museum visitors to experience legacy of iconic freedom fighter, for free with Kohl’s “Thank You Thursday”

MPM Builds Momentum With New Vice Presidents
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MPM Builds Momentum With New Vice Presidents

Rebecca Ehlers, Dr. Jennifer Zaspel join leadership team.

Joint Committee on Finance Supports Funding of New Museum in Capital Budget
MPM and The Yabuki Family Foundation Partner to Help Families
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MPM and The Yabuki Family Foundation Partner to Help Families

$100,000 in matching funds and the donation of 4,000 Museum memberships for Milwaukee families kicks off Thursday’s Giving Day at MPM

The Milwaukee Public Museum and America’s Black Holocaust Museum Invite You to Take a Journey Through the Life of Nelson Mandela at the U.S. Debut of Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Milwaukee Public Museum Applauds Governor Evers’ Proposed Funding of New Museum in Capital Budget
Milwaukee Public Museum Announces Site for Future Home
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Milwaukee Public Museum Announces Site for Future Home

MPM to join the growing Deer District area in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Museum to Reopen to the Public on August 21
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Milwaukee Public Museum to Reopen to the Public on August 21

Museum members and donors to receive early access

MPM to Give Free Admission to Tribal Members and Schools During November 2019
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MPM to Give Free Admission to Tribal Members and Schools During November 2019

During this time, MPM will also present special programming celebrating Native American traditions and cultures with tribal members from throughout the state.

Milwaukee Public Museum Curator Awarded $4.3 Million Grant
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Milwaukee Public Museum Curator Awarded $4.3 Million Grant

Funds will support MPM’s involvement in a national effort to digitize entomology specimens, helping to predict dispersion of parasites over time and spvdsdfds

Milwaukee Public Museum Announces New President & CEO
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Milwaukee Public Museum Announces New President & CEO

Dr. Ellen J. Censky chosen to lead Wisconsin’s natural history museum into its groundbreaking next chapter

Milwaukee Public Museum Report Demonstrates Statewide Education, Science and Research Impact
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Milwaukee Public Museum Report Demonstrates Statewide Education, Science and Research Impact

The inaugural report includes a recap of the museum’s 2018 educational, accessibility and science and research endeavors.

Toxin or Tonic? The Power of Poison Opens March 2 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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Toxin or Tonic? The Power of Poison Opens March 2 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Limited Engagement: March 2 – July 7, 2019

Frogs! Toad-aly Takes Over MPM On October 6
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Frogs! Toad-aly Takes Over MPM On October 6

On October 6, The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will offer visitors the ultimate ribbet-ing experience.

MPM Unveils Future Museum Concepts
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MPM Unveils Future Museum Concepts

The Museum has publicly stated that it hopes to break ground in 2022.

Installation of Maya Artifacts, National Treasures from Belize, Underway at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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Installation of Maya Artifacts, National Treasures from Belize, Underway at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed will open to the public on Saturday, February 10 and runs through May 28.

Unlock the Ancient Secrets of Maya at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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Unlock the Ancient Secrets of Maya at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Limited Engagement: February 10 – May 28, 2018

Celebrate the Season at <em>Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee</em>
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Celebrate the Season at Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

MPM holiday events are included in general admission or free for MPM members.

Milwaukee Public Museum Opens New Exhibition, <em>Weapons: Beyond the Blade</em>
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Milwaukee Public Museum Opens New Exhibition, Weapons: Beyond the Blade

Comprised of over 180 rarely seen artifacts from MPM’s Anthropology and History collections.

MPM Aligning Itself for the Future
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MPM Aligning Itself for the Future

Museum Leadership has been investigating whether to construct a new museum building downtown.

While everyone else is buying “stuff,” buy your family and friends one-of-a-kind experiences from the Milwaukee Public Museum!
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While everyone else is buying “stuff,” buy your family and friends one-of-a-kind experiences from the Milwaukee Public Museum!

Get your holiday shopping done without ever leaving the house.

Uncover the Forensic Science Behind Wisconsin’s “Hidden” Criminal Cases at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Science on Tap
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Uncover the Forensic Science Behind Wisconsin’s “Hidden” Criminal Cases at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Science on Tap

Science on Tap lectures are $10 or $5 for Museum members.

Celebrate Beer’s History – and Make Some of Your Own – at MPM’s 18th Annual Food & Froth Fest
The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Streets of Old Milwaukee to Reopen on December 11
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The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Streets of Old Milwaukee to Reopen on December 11

Streets was originally opened in January 1965

Historic Milwaukee Companies Help Reimagine the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Streets of Old Milwaukee
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Historic Milwaukee Companies Help Reimagine the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Streets of Old Milwaukee

If the popularity of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Streets of Old Milwaukee (Streets) exhibition is any indication, there are few cities more proud of their beginnings than Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Public Museum’s New Permanent Exhibition <i>Crossroads of Civilization</i> Opens March 15
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Milwaukee Public Museum’s New Permanent Exhibition Crossroads of Civilization Opens March 15

Crossroads of Civilization highlights the ancient world of the Near East and Mediterranean.