Spring break is just around the corner, and the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is gearing up to offer an exciting lineup of events and activities for visitors of all ages.

Streets Alive! | March 15-16

Mark your calendars for “Streets Alive!” on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event, making a comeback since the pandemic, invites attendees to travel back in time and discover the people, places, and products that made Milwaukee famous. Docents dressed in period attire will be present in the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit to answer questions and provide insights into Milwaukee’s past.

March 25 – April 5

From March 25 through 30 and April 1 through 5, join MPM Educators in a celebration of the best parts of the season with hands-on activities focusing on butterflies, botany, and birds. The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Creepy-Crawly Day | April 6

One of the highlights during this period is “Creepy-Crawly Day” on April 6, a special event dedicated to exploring the fascinating world of insects and arthropods. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can get up close with live bugs, use microscopes to study their intricate details, and gain a deeper understanding of why these creatures are both interesting and important. Members can also enjoy an exclusive storytime from 9-10 a.m., designed for children aged 3-8.

If you’re not already a member, now is the perfect time to join and take advantage of exclusive events like the members-only storytime. Visit mpm.edu/membership for more information.

Gallery Tours on Saturdays

In addition to the Spring Break festivities, MPM has other exciting events lined up for March and April. Every Saturday, visitors can join gallery tours exploring various exhibit galleries, offering a unique perspective on the museum’s diverse collections.

Mystery at MPM: Family Edition | April 13

For those craving a bit of mystery, don’t miss “Mystery at MPM: Family Edition” on April 13. Families can embark on a captivating after-hours mystery caper, armed with magnifying glasses and detective hats. The theme, “It’s a Small World,” challenges participants to search for tiny clues scattered throughout the museum’s exhibit halls. Recommended for children aged 6 and up, this event provides a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with rarely seen objects. Tickets include snacks and beverages for a complete family-friendly adventure. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit mpm.edu/family-mystery.

Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or solving mysteries, the Milwaukee Public Museum has something for everyone this spring break. Join in the fun and create lasting memories with family and friends at this cultural hotspot in the heart of Milwaukee!


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