5 Amazing Dinosaur Museums

Dig into a prehistory and discover America's most coolest dino collections.

MATM Specials

Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman travels to Romania to explore the rich history and mystical folklore of the vampire legend. From dank caves to a mountaintop castle, he unearths the true story behind one of the most frightening horror characters of all time.

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Mysterious Cases We Can't Explain

History is filled with inexplicable mysteries. Take a look back at these high-profile cases and see if you can solve the timeless, haunting riddles.

About the Show

Host Don Wildman unearths relics from the world's greatest institutions to reveal incredible secrets from the past. He examines each artifact to illuminate the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting re-creations, Don pursues extraordinary tales of intrigue and wonder.

Season 6, Episode 7

Skull in the Ashes, Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike

Host Don Wildman examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime that stunned the nation, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world's greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents one woman's perilous push to advance equality by leaps and bounds.

Thursday
May 4
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 9

Peeping Butler, Beaver Bomb, Mother's Day Mother

Don examines a trinket that symbolizes the stormy evolution of a beloved holiday; a novel contraption deployed to save a bevy of wild beavers in Idaho; and a scandalous machine that titillated Victorian England.

Sunday
May 14
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 13

Son of a Gun, Whale Rescue and Bottle Popping

Don Wildman examines a bullet that is connected to a shocking tale of a seemingly immaculate conception, a machine used in an animal rescue mission and a deck of cards linked to a spine-tingling investigation.

Sunday
May 21
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 10

Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

Don Wildman uncovers a sculpture of a monster lurking beneath the Big Apple, visits San Diego to check out a car customized with everything including a kitchen sink, and discovers in Boston that Paul Revere was a forensic hero.

Thursday
May 25
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Conqueror's Curse, Play-Doh, Poe Murder

Host Don Wildman examines a dress worn by the star of an infamous Hollywood movie with a cursed past, a lump of gray clay that spawned one of America’s most iconic toys, and a faded brown document from a murder case that inspired a chilling literary classic.

Thursday
Jun 8
5pm | 4c
Season 15, Episode 6

Tennis Titan, Brooklyn Brownstone Murder and Nuclear Moon

Don Wildman examines a life jacket worn by a tennis star who survived the Titanic, a pamphlet that details the murder of a real estate developer with a complicated love life and a giant missile that was nearly used to bomb the moon.

Sunday
Jun 11
12pm | 11c
Season 13, Episode 7

Reckless, Thousand Island Dressing and the Tornado

Don Wildman examines a hero horse who risked her life, a culinary mystery about a popular salad dressing and an Olympic runner's battle with polio.

Saturday
Jul 1
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 6

Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash at Crush

Host Don Wildman examines an antique doll tied to a woman’s confounding and tragic demise, an experiment gone awry that ignites the world of fashion and an audacious publicity stunt that ends in disaster.

Thursday
Aug 17
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 11

Kipton Train Wreck, First Inoculation, Space Suit

Don inspects a set of tools that belonged to a man who changed the course of America’s railroads; a risky experiment to save Colonial Boston; and an armband worn by a US deputy marshal who protected a brave little girl on a historic trip to school.

Thursday
Sep 14
3pm | 2c
Season 8, Episode 13

Revolutionary Suffragette, Tokyo Rose, Billion Dollar Will

Don Wildman examines a notebook with crucial information about an activist's controversial death, inspects a microphone linked to a tale of wartime treason and gazes upon an iconic sign tied to a battle for a billionaire's estate.

Friday
Sep 15
2am | 1c
Season 11, Episode 1

The Spy That Saved Washington, the Monster in the Egg and Hatfields and McCoys

Don Wildman uncovers a British plot to assassinate George Washington, investigates the bizarre trial of a rooster that hatched an egg and examines America's most notorious family feud.

Saturday
Sep 23
9am | 8c
Season 14, Episode 12

Hughes Hoax, Rat Bomb and Friday Night Liars

Don Wildman investigates a twisted tell-all about the world's most elusive billionaire, an explosive rodent infestation that helped America beat the Nazis and a conman's bogus ballgame that was brought down by his own teammates.

Saturday
Sep 23
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

Dare to Dream, Mail Missile, Child Warrior

Don investigates a postal box that embarked on a gravity-defying journey, a traditional Viking vessel that sailed into the annals of modern history on an intrepid sea voyage, and a handmade talisman that weaves a tale of terror and courage on the American frontier.

Thursday
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 24

Easter Island and the Red Ghost

Host Don Wildman inspects the uniform worn by a highly unorthodox doctor, an antique bell linked to a monstrous creature and a monolith that may hold the key to the downfall of an ancient civilization.

Saturday
Oct 21
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 11

Flight of the Bell, Arsenic Soup Plot and Spring-Heeled Jack

Don Wildman examines a replica of America's most famous bell, inspects a photograph of a suspicious-looking chef and investigates an illustrated book depicting a devilish fiend.

Saturday
Oct 21
9am | 8c
Season 14, Episode 7

Smokey's on Fire, Hot Hunk Lands in Small Town and Napoleon's Sick Day

Don Wildman tells the story of a harness worn by a real-life Smokey the Bear, investigates the remnants of a space mass that landed in Wisconsin and uncovers the shocking truth behind Napoleon's downfall with an ornate saddle.

Sunday
Oct 22
8am | 7c
Season 15, Episode 4

Sword of Scotland, Operation Haylift and Swimmin's Lib

Don Wildman examines the theft of an iconic Scottish sword wielded by William Wallace, an unprecedented mission to save America's livestock and a female swimmer who broke the mold.

Sunday
Oct 22
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 1

Kidnapped Filmmaker, Pinky's Freedom Ring and the Checkered Game of Life

Don Wildman examines an action figure connected to a North Korean kidnapping, a gold ring that became the symbol of one slave's freedom and a 19th-century board game which was the first of its kind.

Sunday
Oct 22
10am | 9c
Season 16, Episode 11

Channel Champion, the Forger and Harper Method

Don Wildman investigates a record-breaking long-distance swimmer, a teenage war hero on Nazi-occupied France and the transformative tonic that lead to a franchise of salons.

Sunday
Oct 22
11am | 10c
Season 13, Episode 13

Legally Haunted, Demise of the Dodo and Jersey Kaboom

Don Wildman examines a house for sale that comes with three ghosts, the maligned reputation of an extinct bird and a mysterious explosion at a munitions factory during World War I.

Thursday
Oct 26
3pm | 2c
Season 13, Episode 6

Operation Mincemeat, Texas Prison Rodeo and Tully Monster

Don Wildman examines an enigmatic oar used in an unreal World War II deception, a gold nugget that helped set off the gold rush and a fossil belonging to one of history's strangest creatures.

Thursday
Oct 26
4pm | 3c
Season 14, Episode 8

Demon Potato, Boozy Ballot and Ouija Believe It

Don Wildman inspects a seemingly possessed potato, examines an old chair connected to an intoxicating chapter in the life of George Washington and investigates the surprising origins of the world's most famous paranormal communication device.

Thursday
Oct 26
5pm | 4c
Season 16, Episode 10

Beethoven's Mysterious Malady, the Great Raid and Planet X

Don Wildman examines a well-worn fire hose connected to an astonishing tale of unlikely heroes, fossilized remains found by a young paleontologist who inspired an iconic tongue twister and an unusual vehicle used in the D-Day invasion.

Thursday
Oct 26
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 46

Great Escapes

Don Wildman highlights harrowing tales of survival against the odds, including a rescue mission inside an active volcano and a dramatic kidnapping with a Hollywood ending.

Thursday
Oct 26
8pm | 7c
Season 17, Episode 1

Undercover Informant, the Black Beetle and Unexpected Artist

Don Wildman examines the insider who took down Al Capone, a jet engine that was used in a daring railroad experiment and a portrait painted by a woman who overcame insurmountable odds to become a world-renowned artist.

Thursday
Oct 26
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 1

Undercover Informant, the Black Beetle and Unexpected Artist

Don Wildman examines the insider who took down Al Capone, a jet engine that was used in a daring railroad experiment and a portrait painted by a woman who overcame insurmountable odds to become a world-renowned artist.

Friday
Oct 27
12am | 11c