Vibrant, world-renowned arts and exhibits inside an iconic cultural center in the heart of historic downtown De Pere, Wisconsin.

This is the Mulva Cultural Center.

Exhibits

February 22-May 12

Grab a passport to Pangea and feel the thrill of standing next to giant moving dinosaurs from all over the world on a walk-through expedition for the whole family. Get up-close-and-personal with the most fascinating prehistoric creatures from the mighty T. Rex of North America to the giant amphibious Spinosaurus from Africa. At Dino Safari you can learn about cutting-edge research, see many varieties of animatronic dinosaurs and other exciting activities to immerse the whole family in the age of dinosaurs.

The Bricktionary: The ultimate LEGO® A-Z

June 6, 2024-September 2, 2024

Guests’ imaginations will run wild as they explore more than 150 custom-built LEGO® models, including some of the largest LEGO® creations ever built! Inspired by the book, The Bricktionary: the Ultimate A-Z of LEGO®, this exhibit showcases creations ranging from life-size animals to fashion and fantasy. Guests can even try their hand at making bricks inventions.

Sharks!

October 5, 2024-January 5, 2025

Enter the waters of these fascinating creatures, more than 450 million years old. Sharks, created by the Australian Museum, which saw record attendance in its debut showing. Guest will experience breathtaking shark models, learn about 180 shark species “swimming” in an immersive setting, view shark artifacts, view displays about Indigenous cultures connections with sharks and the impact climate change has had on shark habitats. The Mulva Cultural Center is one of only four U.S. stops for the Sharks exhibit.

Education Opportunities

Class – Wine and Abstract Art 

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Description: Inspired by the artistic philosophy of Wassily Kandinsky, the focus of the class is on translating emotions, tastes, and sounds onto a canvas. Each participant leaves with a distinct abstract painting while sparking engaging discussions on individual art perspectives.

* Special Event-Not included in member benefits

Workshop – Draw with Dinos Immersive Experience

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Note: This workshop is for ages 8+. Families are encouraged to participate together.

Description: Join us for an immersive experience making ‘cave’ art. We’ll have some paper caves constructed in the classrooms, ready to be filled with your drawings of prehistoric life. This experience will include soundscapes and/or projected video footage to draw inspiration from. 

* Special Event-Not included in member benefits

    Upcoming Events

    Second Saturday Selections – Dinosaur Collages
    The Mulva Cultural Center’s Second Saturday Selections are free drop-in activities for everyone! A new project or activity will be featured each month, inspired by the themes in our exhibits or films.

    Date: March 9, 2024

    Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.

    Description: Welcome our new exhibit with a dino-tastic project inspired by paleoart! Paleoartists create art of prehistoric animals or scenes based on current scientific evidence. Drop-in anytime between 12-3 to create dinosaur collages from found images. Design your own dinosaur or fill in an existing dinosaur drawing with your choice of textures and colors.