MPM on the Move

MPM is excited to bring our unique programming into the community!

The MPM on the Move Outreach Program has something for everyone and can be adapted for different age groups. All of our programs include hands-on learning opportunities led by our experienced and talented Educators!

MPM on the Move seeks to improve scientific and cultural literacy by bringing quality programs into the community. New audiences will experience traveling Museum programming that inspires curiosity and excites minds.

Program length: 50 minutes
Classroom/Workshop Format: Group size 10-30 people
Audience: Adults, children, and families
Locations: Libraries, community groups/organizations, day programs, and schools
Program Cost: $150 for the first program, $75 for additional program on the same day (up to four)
How to Book a Program: Complete the online form by clicking the REGISTER NOW button. A staff member will follow-up with you within 2 business days.

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Questions? Email outreach@mpm.edu


Individual Program Descriptions

 

bear on treeGet Wild in Wisconsin

Investigate Wisconsin’s wildlife! Explore the rich variety of plants and animals  that populate our state. Find out why they’re so important and learn ways to protect Wisconsin’s habitats and biodiversity.

Participants will get the chance to model a food web and  simulate what happens when invasive species are introduced to an ecosystem.  Finally, each participant will have an opportunity to pot native wildflowers to make their gardens more welcoming to pollinators.
 

girl with butterfliesThe Beautiful World of Butterflies

Butterflies may be beautiful, but that’s not why they’re important! Learn about the residents of MPM’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get up close and personal with these fascinating animals.

Participants will have an opportunity to observe real butterfly specimens under a microscope while exploring how special their wings really are.


 

rocks in a boxWisconsin Rocks!

Discover how Wisconsin’s landscape has evolved through time and what geology can tell us about our state’s past.

Participants will get a chance to examine real fossils and use them to determine how Wisconsin’s geography has changed over millions of years.



 

mummiesMummies Mania

Explore the mysteries of mummies as we learn how and why Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead.

Participants will get a chance to help in the mummification process of a life-size model.



 

diggingup_0.jpgDigging up Discoveries

Enter the mind of an archaeologist! Learn what clues scientists use when analyzing artifacts and what found objects can tell us about a culture.

Participants will have an opportunity to examine real artifacts from MPM’s education collection and come up with their own hypotheses about who used them and why.


 

lightbulbAll Things Space

Join MPM as we investigate our corner of space and beyond! Learn how our understanding of the universe has changed through the years.

Participants will get a chance to model the movement of celestial bodies and build their own scale model of the solar system.


 

boy with magnifying glassDinosaur Hunt

Join us on a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them!

Participants will have an opportunity to handle real dinosaur fossils and explore what’s inside a paleontologist’s toolkit.