Friday, November 21, 2008

TITANIC Exhibit & Sleepovers at the Milwaukee Public Museum

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Just arrived: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Ninety-six years ago, on an otherwise calm April morning in 1912, the world's largest ship, the RMS Titanic, sank during her maiden voyage after a colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

On board were 2,228 passengers, including titans of commerce and industry, artists, senior members of governments, immigrant families dreaming of a new life and more than 890 members of her crew. More than 1,500 people died. No one believed it could happen.

Today, this epic story is revived through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide, the Exhibition is among the highest attended in history.

Overnight at the Museum

Spend a "Night at the Museum" with the dinosaurs, mummies and rainforest creatures of MPM

During our exciting sleepovers, brave youngsters will explore hidden spaces and places through specially planned, staff-led activities, and attend a special IMAX or Planetarium show.

For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12
$42 per person, $39 for members

Register now for Public Overnights

  • November 14, 2008
  • December 19, 2008
  • January 16, 2009
  • February 13, 2009
  • March 13, 2009
  • April 17, 2009
  • May 15, 2009

Families with kids ages 6-12 can experience an exciting sleepover at the MPM during our public overnights. Overnights begin at 7pm on Friday evening and last until 8am the following morning. Attendees of overnights during Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can visit the Exhibition for $5 on Saturday morning. Tickets must be purchased at time of registration.

Overnight packages include:

  • IMAX or planetarium show
  • Hands-on activities and scavenger hunts
  • Flashlight tour of the museum
  • Light evening snack
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Museum admission for Saturday

Ghosts of the Abyss - Now Playing in the IMAX theatre

Academy Award® winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration – the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the waters where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.

Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. With the most advanced IMAX photography, moviegoers will experience the ship as if they are part of the crew, right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking nearly 100 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel – more than any shipwreck – continues to intrigue and fascinate the public.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Traveling LINCOLN Museum in Verona - 11/14 & 11/15


I recently wrote a blog about our trip to the land of Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Here is your opportunity to get a small taste of Lincoln through a traveling museum that is stopping in Verona tomorrow and Saturday, 11/15/08.

From the website:

"As a special tribute to the bicentennial the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum is launching the “Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America” exhibit. This mobile exhibit is Illinois’ gift to the nation to commemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial. It will be traveling America over the next two years.

The exhibit tells the story of Lincoln’s life starting with his humble beginnings, his role as a father and husband, his role in politics and law, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th amendment and ending with 1,662 mile train ride back to Springfield.

It features interactive displays and reproduction documents and artifacts inside a 53-foot long, expandable trailer. Some artifacts include a reproduction of the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln famous stove pipe hat, Mary Lincoln’s music box, and a replication of Lincoln’s earliest known writing as a boy.

The exhibit includes a holographic presentation of Lincoln’s 1861 heartfelt Farewell Address from the rear of a train car in Springfield, Illinois as he left for the White House.

A highlight of the exhibit is the award-winning “The Civil War in Four Minutes” video presentation.

It is the only exhibit of its type in the country. With this mobile exhibit, we are offering visitors a taste of the experience they will have when they visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum."

For more information on the museum, click here:


What: Abraham Lincoln Mobile Museum

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St.

Admission: Free