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Find things to do in Milwaukee today with kids! We’ve scoured the internet for you and put all the best activities in one place. To submit an event for consideration, click here.

Event Series Hop Summer Nights

Hop Summer Nights

Downtown Milwaukee WI

Hop Summer Nights returns to Milwaukee’s streetcar this Sunday! From 4 to 6 pm, riders of The Hop can cool down with free refreshing “hopsicles” from Pete’s Pops and listen to live cool jazz from local pianist JL Russell and his Smoothwalk jazz trio. The fun starts from The Hop’s Intermodal Station (4 pm departure), […]

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Event Series Washington Park Fishing Club

Washington Park Fishing Club

Urban Ecology Center Washington Park 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Washington Park Community Fishing Club for All Ages! Come catch the big one in the Washington Park lagoon! Guided fishing lessons for kids, adults, and families with our DNR Angler Educator. Enjoy a new activity this summer! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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Hip Hop History

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesday, August 22 from 6-7:30 pm at the Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave August 21-27 is Hip Hop Week in the City of Milwaukee. Learn about and celebrate hip hop culture, music, dance, and art through objects from Antonia's 365 Hip Hop Museum. A portion of the museum's collection, as […]

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Stargazing at Chill on the Hill

Humboldt Park Milwaukee 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Stick around after Chill to stargaze with the Manfred Planetarium! Weather-depending, they will be present at the top of the hill at dusk / dark to let you turn your eye to the cosmos. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to […]

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National Night Out at Rose Park

Rose Park 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 23rd at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Rose Park 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr Milwaukee WI 53212 MPD presents this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 5. Food and entertainment will be provided! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check […]

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Event Series Washington Park Fishing Club

Washington Park Fishing Club

Urban Ecology Center Washington Park 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Washington Park Community Fishing Club for All Ages! Come catch the big one in the Washington Park lagoon! Guided fishing lessons for kids, adults, and families with our DNR Angler Educator. Enjoy a new activity this summer! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Community Troop 37771 Meeting at Mitchell Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 22, August 26 - 10:30-11:30 am / Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W Historic Mitchell St Troop meetings are starting now! Join us at one or all of the troop meetings. Each meeting will be a different theme and girls will earn a fun patch while making new friends and exploring […]

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Beaks and Talons

Kenosha Public Library 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am Which bird is the fastest? Which has silent flight? Join us for an interactive comparison of falcons, hawks, and owls. This is an engaging and informative experience for all ages! Go to the Kenosha Public Library event website for information. This is a FREE event for all […]

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Rooted MKE Live Book Reading and Author Experience

Rooted MKE 5312 W Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 26th at 11:00 AM at Rooted MKE 5312 W Vliet Street Milwaukee WI 53208 On August 26th, we're hosting an event that's more than just a gathering – it's a celebration of community, creativity, and the magic of supporting Black-owned businesses. Uplifting Black-Owned Businesses: At Rooted MKE, we're not just a children's bookstore, we're […]

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Hip Hop Chess Club

Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 26, 2-4:30 pm / Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W Historic Mitchell St Join Your Move MKE's Hip Hop Chess Club at the Mitchell Street Branch Library Makerspace!  Hip Hop Chess club teaches young people how to combine hip-hop instrumentals, producing, and pad drumming with playing chess to encourage foresight […]

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Event Series Washington Park Fishing Club

Washington Park Fishing Club

Urban Ecology Center Washington Park 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Washington Park Community Fishing Club for All Ages! Come catch the big one in the Washington Park lagoon! Guided fishing lessons for kids, adults, and families with our DNR Angler Educator. Enjoy a new activity this summer! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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Event Series Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons 423 N Water St, Milwaukee

We're happy to announce the return of the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, an outdoor music series taking place under the I794 freeway. The Tuesday night concert series will take place on 8 dates over the course of the summer at Riverwalk Commons, located across the street from the public market at 423 N. Water Street, […]

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Stars ‘n S’mores!

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join the UWM Planetarium for our popular annual event, Stars & S’mores! Enjoy eating delicious s’mores and relax outside while gazing at summer constellations and the moon through our telescopes. S’mores kits are free (one per person while supplies last). We will also offer free planetarium shows every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to […]

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Event Series Washington Park Fishing Club

Washington Park Fishing Club

Urban Ecology Center Washington Park 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Washington Park Community Fishing Club for All Ages! Come catch the big one in the Washington Park lagoon! Guided fishing lessons for kids, adults, and families with our DNR Angler Educator. Enjoy a new activity this summer! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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Event Series Oak Creek LionsFest

Oak Creek LionsFest

American Legion Park 9327 S Shepard Ave, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Oak Creek LionsFest - Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sep. 1 - Monday, Sep. 4 3 Live Music Venues! Outside Stage, Inside Stage & Craft Beer Tent FREE Admission & FREE Parking FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: 3 pm - MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: 11 am - MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: 10:30 am - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: […]

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Event Series Oak Creek LionsFest

Oak Creek LionsFest

American Legion Park 9327 S Shepard Ave, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Oak Creek LionsFest - Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sep. 1 - Monday, Sep. 4 3 Live Music Venues! Outside Stage, Inside Stage & Craft Beer Tent FREE Admission & FREE Parking FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: 3 pm - MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: 11 am - MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: 10:30 am - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: […]

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Event Series Oak Creek LionsFest

Oak Creek LionsFest

American Legion Park 9327 S Shepard Ave, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Oak Creek LionsFest - Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sep. 1 - Monday, Sep. 4 3 Live Music Venues! Outside Stage, Inside Stage & Craft Beer Tent FREE Admission & FREE Parking FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: 3 pm - MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: 11 am - MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: 10:30 am - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: […]

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Event Series Oak Creek LionsFest

Oak Creek LionsFest

American Legion Park 9327 S Shepard Ave, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Oak Creek LionsFest - Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sep. 1 - Monday, Sep. 4 3 Live Music Venues! Outside Stage, Inside Stage & Craft Beer Tent FREE Admission & FREE Parking FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: 3 pm - MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: 11 am - MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: 10:30 am - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: […]

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Jewish Beginnings 50th Birthday Bash

Jewish Beginnings 6401 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

We're turning 50! Join us for an epic birthday bash for adults & kids alike! ​ Thursday, September 7th | 4:30-6:30 PM Jewish Beginnings, a premier early childhood education center, is turning 50 this fall! What better way to celebrate than by throwing a huge party, open to everyone, with activities for all ages? Jewish […]

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Event Series Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons 423 N Water St, Milwaukee

We're happy to announce the return of the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, an outdoor music series taking place under the I794 freeway. The Tuesday night concert series will take place on 8 dates over the course of the summer at Riverwalk Commons, located across the street from the public market at 423 N. Water Street, […]

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Event Series Sunday Family Fun Day!

Sunday Family Fun Day!

Northwestern Mutual Community Park 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 6, 2023 at 10:00am - 4:00pm & September 17 at 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm The UWM Planetarium is excited to participate in the 2023 Sunday Family Fun Day event series on August 6 and September 17, 2023, from 10am to 4pm at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. The events are free and will feature a […]

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Event Series Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons 423 N Water St, Milwaukee

We're happy to announce the return of the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, an outdoor music series taking place under the I794 freeway. The Tuesday night concert series will take place on 8 dates over the course of the summer at Riverwalk Commons, located across the street from the public market at 423 N. Water Street, […]

Free

Event Series American Science & Surplus Events

Science Craft Night

American Science & Surplus 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Milwaukee Store - Science Night! Tuesdays in October from 3:00pm -5:45pm Join us for an evening of hands-on experiments and science crafting for the whole family! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's Science Night Time MKE!)

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Spider Hike

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Wednesday, October 18th: Spider Hike, 5:30pm-6:30pm Take a walk with our Park Naturalist to search for spiders, webs, and other creepy crawlies! Meet at the Park’s north entrance, just west of Discovery World. Hike will end at the ‘bonfire’ at the pebble beach. All ages and abilities welcome! Please note: Dates and times are subject […]

Beach Bonfire

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Wednesday, October 18th: Beach Bonfire from 6:00pm-8:00pm Stop by the pebble beach, make a s’more, warm up by the fire, and meet the Park staff on your stroll through the park! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest […]

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Building Challenge

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Friday, October 20 from 3:30-4:30 pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: […]

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Event Series Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, United States

10/20/23 - 10/22/23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St Milwaukee, WI  Hunting Moon Pow Wow is three days of excitement, bringing together a host of Native American cultures for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Long a part of Native culture, the pow wow is […]

Oak Creek Fall Festival

Drexel Town Square 361 W Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Fall Festival is our harvest tradition in Drexel Town Square! It’s an outdoor event that’s our way to celebrate everything autumn. This family-friendly event will feature pumpkin decorating, vendor booths, and more! Date: Saturday, October 21 Location: Drexel Town Square Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Live Music:   DJ Syren 9am - 1:00pm Academy of Performing Arts […]

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Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz at Lakeshore!

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, October 21st: Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz at Lakeshore! 10:00am-12:00pm During the Wisconsin Science Festival Bioblitz, join with people from across the state from sunrise on Monday, October 16, until sunset on Sunday, October 22, reporting observations of plants, animals, and fungi seen in Wisconsin. The information you provide may be used by the Wisconsin Science […]

Event Series Downer Avenue BID

Haunted Halloween

N Downer Ave & E Webster Pl Milwaukee WI 53211 N Downer Ave & E Webster Pl, Milwaukee, WI

It's Haunted Halloween Time Milwaukee! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023 | NOON – 4PM | FUN FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS! This family-friendly Halloween event is geared towards participants of all ages! Stroll Historic Downer Avenue, where businesses from Park to Webster will be hand out trick-or-treats for both children and adults. We have more details on our […]

Event Series Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, United States

10/20/23 - 10/22/23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St Milwaukee, WI  Hunting Moon Pow Wow is three days of excitement, bringing together a host of Native American cultures for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Long a part of Native culture, the pow wow is […]

Event Series Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, United States

10/20/23 - 10/22/23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 W Canal St Milwaukee, WI  Hunting Moon Pow Wow is three days of excitement, bringing together a host of Native American cultures for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Long a part of Native culture, the pow wow is […]

Event Series American Science & Surplus Events

Science Craft Night

American Science & Surplus 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Milwaukee Store - Science Night! Tuesdays in October from 3:00pm -5:45pm Join us for an evening of hands-on experiments and science crafting for the whole family! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's Science Night Time MKE!)

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Hunter’s Moon Hike

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Friday, October 27th: Hunter’s Moon Hike from 5:30pm-6:30pm A blood moon, or “hunter’s moon” refers to a full moon that appears during the month of October. Join our naturalist for a hike around the park to admire this special moon and learn the history and folklore surrounding this astronomical event. All ages and abilities welcome! […]

Did De Los Muertos Festival at Forest Home Cemetery

Forest Home Cemetery and Arboretum 2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Sat 28 Oct 2023 9:30AM - 3:00PM Celebrate the circle of life by remembering the lives of those who are no longer among us. Culture, Community and Remembrance.   The Dia de los Muertos Festival is a FREE family friendly event that aims to bring together the southside community to celebrate the traditions of Dia de los […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Red Arrow Park 920 N Water Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Usher in Halloween at the 2nd annual "Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee" on Saturday, Oct. 28! Get spirited away at downtown's second annual Halloween-themed event, the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee presented by WaterStone Bank, on Saturday, October 28, from 11 AM - 2 PM, in Red Arrow Park. Ideal for kids ages 2 - 10 and their parents, this pumpkin […]

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A Black Cat Halloween

Black Cat Alley MKE Black Cat Alley, E Ivanhoe Pl, Milwaukee, WI, United States

All Day Fun Black Cat Alley Milwaukee! Celebrate Halloween and small businesses on Milwaukee’s Historic East Side Neighborhood: 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM: Jacked-O-Lantern Jumps Total Body Class 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Trick-or-Treat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Milwaukee Brewers Street Team 1:00 PM: Children’s Costume Contest 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Halloween Crafts […]

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It’s Decorate A ‘Pumpkin’ Time! Crafting at Lakeshore State Park

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Sunday, October 29th: Decorate a ‘pumpkin’ from 1:00pm-3:00pm Join our educator for a spooky good time and decorate your own foam pumpkin. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Fall ask our naturalist about the animals and plants you see in the park! Crafting to take place at Pebble Beach. All ages and abilities welcome. Please […]

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Event Series American Science & Surplus Events

Science Craft Night

American Science & Surplus 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Milwaukee Store - Science Night! Tuesdays in October from 3:00pm -5:45pm Join us for an evening of hands-on experiments and science crafting for the whole family! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's Science Night Time MKE!)

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Puppet Palooza

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, November 4 from 10:30-11:45 am / Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Use your artistic skills to make your own paper bag puppet and then your imagination to write, direct, and star in your very own puppet show! Inspired by Saturday by Oge Mora. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Havenwoods State Forest 2024

Animal Feeding at Havenwoods State Forest

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Animal Feeding at Havenwoods State Forest on Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 - 2:00pm Come visit the Nature Center’s animal ambassadors as they eat their lunch. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's Animal Lunch Time […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Building Club at Center Street Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Building Club! Fridays from 3:00-5:30pm at Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI Team up to create towers, bridges, boats, and catapults that work! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's […]

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