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Community Check-In

In the spirit of Mandela, MPM will be hosting regular Community Check-Ins during the run of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition. A Community Check-In is a space where you can process and discuss the exhibit, learn more about yourself, and explore the differences in others through active listening and dialogue. We’ve been living and working during the…

ABHM Book Club

Join the next ABHM Book Club in conjunction with Mandela: The Official Exhibition. On June 3 at 6:00 p.m. CDT, the discussion will cover Parts One through Six (1-6) of A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela (1995) and on July 1 at 6:00 p.m. CDT, the discussion will…

Nelson Mandela International Day

Milwaukee Public Museum

Celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day at MPM with family-friendly activities AND free admission to the Museum + Mandela! In-person, outdoor activities and events will include: Compare and contrast the struggles for racial justice of South Africa and Milwaukee with our timelines Visit with the Artist’s Working in Education’s (AWE) Rising Arts Council and see their Mandela…

Joseph Jenkins Virtual Lecture Series at Cable Natural History Museum

Join CNHM in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Zaspel, Academic Dean at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Tiger moths have small ears on their bodies that allow them to hear incoming bats and take evasive action at night. These moths can also produce their own sounds when bats get too close. In the same way that bright colors…


Member Swap Weekend

Member Swap Weekend gives members access to participating local museums. Explore museums across the city with family, friends, or anyone covered by your membership. Participating museums include: Betty Brinn Children's Museum Charles Allis Art Museum Milwaukee Art Museum Members of participating museums also receive free admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on Member Swap Weekend.…


Visitor Engagements

Milwaukee Public Museum

Stop by one of our Educator Carts for free public programming.

Special Visitor Engagement

Join Underwater Archaeologist Kevin Cullen for special drop-in programming.