MPM Tours

Take a guided tour with Museum experts and experience MPM in a brand new way! 


hell creek dinosHidden Museum Tour

Take a journey through the history of MPM! Hear the fascinating story behind Granny's cat, learn the secrets of the Fu Lions at the Chinese temple, and so much more.

Dates: Saturdays, January 6 - February 3
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus Museum admission; $2 MPM members


 


war posterHidden Stories: Warfare

In this docent-led tour in conjunction with Weapons: Beyond the Blade, hear stories about MPM's most interesting weapons of warfare from around world.

Dates: Saturdays, October 7 - December 30*
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $4/person plus admission; $2 MPM members

*There will be no tours October 28 and December 2.
 


MPM Exposed Tours

Think you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost: $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people. 
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!
 

foodDecember

MPM Exposed: Secrets of Sustenance
Who loves food?! We certainly do! Join us on this yummy exhibit tour to learn about ancient food-ways, the miracle of fermentation, and why chocolate makes us happy. Hear stories and play games to learn about the history and science behind your favorite foods and beverages.

Dates
December 2, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 7, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
December 9, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

torosaurJanuary

MPM Exposed: Exhibits Revealed
Learn the stories our labels don’t tell you on this irregular tour. Sassy commentaries, secret stories, and some salacious details await you. Expect games, social media challenges, and a chance to win some MPM goodies as we explore some of the overlooked and forgotten stories at MPM.

Dates
January 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
January 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

 

bugFebruary

MPM Exposed: Love & Heartbreak
Do you ❤  Love? We do, too!  Hear stories of love, heartbreak, and weird mating habits of the animal kingdom. Play matchmaker with our exhibits, be thankful you aren't an angler fish, and get the science behind love during this  tour.

Dates
February 1, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


 

 

skullsMarch

MPM Exposed: Decline, Decay, & Death
Nothing's sure but death and taxes. Since no one likes taxes, we decided to do a tour about death instead! Learn about causes, practices, beliefs, and unexpected stories of death from different cultures around the world and through history.

Dates
March 1, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

foodApril

MPM Exposed: Secrets of Sustenance
Who loves food?! We certainly do! Join us on this yummy exhibit tour to learn about ancient food-ways, the miracle of fermentation, and why chocolate makes us happy. Hear stories and play games to learn about the history and science behind your favorite foods and beverages.

Dates
April 5, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
April 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.