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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 Shark Days

Shark Days

Discovery World 500 North Harbor, Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 21-30, 2023 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm* Dive into an extraordinary underwater adventure as Discovery World proudly presents Shark Days, a captivating week-long celebration! Get ready to explore the fascinating world of sharks like never before as we unveil our newest additions! We’ve recently welcomed Bamboo Sharks from the prestigious Shedd Aquarium into […]

$22
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Mitchell Park Milwaukee 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Mitchell Park Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, but registrations […]

Free

You Can Build It!

Milwaukee Public Library - Zablocki Branch 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, July 31 at 3:30-4:30 pm / Zablocki - 3501 W Oklahoma Ave Be inspired by the story, Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale to build your own 3D structures by using straw construction. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website […]

Free

Full Moon Popsicle Party

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

Join us for a summer evening under the full moon! Gaze at the stars and moon through our telescopes and cool off with tasty popsicles for purchase from Pete’s Pops. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up outside of the planetarium; planetarium shows will run indoors every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to the […]

Free

Kidding Around (Kids) Yoga

The Moving Galaxy 2408 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee

Making the 5,000 year old science of yoga fun and engaging, Sara's Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) classes teach children how to stretch, breathe, meditate and deeply relax. If you were a practicing yogi watching a KAY class, you would see and understand the beauty of the class outline. If you are not a yogi, you […]

$25

Youth Take and Make Kit: Watermelon Fan Craft at the Library!

St Francis Public Library 4230 S Nicholson Ave, St Francis, WI, United States

Saturday August 5, 9:30 am - 4 pm Youth (all ages)! Stop in the library’s lobby to pick up a kit. Kits are first come, first serve. And don't forget! We would love to see your projects! Please email us!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please […]

Free

Caring for Kids in Foster Care

Waukesha Public Library 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukehsa, WI, United States

Caring for Kids in Foster Care 08/05/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Waukesha Public Library: 321 Wisconsin Avenue Waukesha, WI Overview: We're taking it back to where it all began 10 years ago with this project for Kids Matter Inc. lending a little hand to local kids in foster care! SBK's very first project was […]

Free

Bike Repair Clinic

Milwaukee Public Library - Zablocki Branch 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 5 at 11 am-1 pm / Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Bring your bicycle to select locations for minor repairs like new inner tubes or brake adjustments, free of charge. Mechanics from the Wisconsin Bike Federation will be standing by with tips and tricks to keep your bike […]

Free

Black Arts Fest MKE

Henry Maier Festival Park 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Black Arts Fest MKE is a celebration of African heritage & black cultural arts. This family friendly festival offers traditional and contemporary music, dance, art, food, children's activities and entertainment, shopping and an all around fantastic time! This year’s festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 12 Noon – 10 PM and takes […]

$10 – $15

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

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

Forest Home Cemetery Saturday, August 5 at 5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, but […]

Free
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 […]

Free

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Lincoln Park 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Glendale, WI, United States

Lincoln Park Sunday, August 6 at 5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, but registrations […]

Free

Little Wonders Turtle Time for Two-Year Olds

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

AUGUST 7, 2023 AT 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Little Wonders Turtle Time for Two-Year Olds A program for two-year olds to share with their favorite adult. Meet Wehr’s resident turtles as we learn about these gentle reptiles. We will countdown as we read Turtle Splash! By Cathryn Falwell, make a turtle shell ink print, […]

$12

Little Wonders Turtle Time for Three-Year Olds

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

AUGUST 7, 2023 AT 11 AM – 12:00 PM Little Wonders Turtle Time for Three-Year Olds A program for three-year olds to share with their favorite adult. Meet Wehr’s resident turtles as we learn about these gentle reptiles. We will countdown as we read Turtle Splash! By Cathryn Falwell, make a turtle shell ink print, […]

$12

Nothing Special Inspired Collage

Milwaukee Public Library Capitol Branch 3969 N 74th St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, August 7 at 2-3 pm / Capitol - 3969 N 74th St Be inspired by the book Nothing Special by Desiree Cooper. Make a collage that celebrates the influence of southern Black culture and family traditions.  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]

Free

Back to School Playground Games Night for Fostering Community

Marx Park 700 S Barker Rd, Brookfield

Back to School Playground Games Night for Fostering Community Overview: Fostering Families is a local organization that supports families involved in fostering and adoption. There are more than 2,000 children in foster care in Milwaukee County. Fostering Families seeks to encourage and empower families involved with both fostering and adoption through family events and community […]

Free
Event Series Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

You don't want miss these talented musicians at our annual Animal Crackers music concert series. You can enjoy the upbeat music with a beautiful lake view and delicious food from numerous dining options on site! Share this fun, unique experience!  Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Mindi Abair Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials […]

$40

DIY Sensory Bottles

Milwaukee Public Library - Villard Square 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Thursday, August 10 at 2-3 pm / Villard Square Library 5190 N 35th St Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are subject to […]

Free

Paws to Read at East Library

Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch North Maryland & East Bradford Avenues, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Friday, August 11, 1-3 pm at East Library 2320 N Cramer St Milwaukee WI Practice reading aloud and improve fluency by sharing a story with a therapy dog. 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: (Paws and Books) […]

Free
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Lake Park 2975 N Lake Park Rd, MILWAUKEE, WI

Lake Park Saturday, August 12 at 5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, but registrations […]

Free
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Marcus Performing Arts Center 929 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Marcus Performing Arts Center Sunday, August 13 at  5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, […]

Free

DIY Sensory Bottles

Milwaukee Public Library Bay View Branch 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesday, August 15 at 2-3 pm at the Bay View Library - 2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are […]

Free

Puppet Palooza

Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch North Maryland & East Bradford Avenues, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesday, August 15 from 2-3 pm / East Library - 2320 N Cramer St Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are subject to […]

Free

Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, August 16 at 4-6 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with family programs featuring family activities and a chance to check in with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. Staff will be on hand for card registration and to update […]

Free
Event Series Zoorific Saturday

Zoorific Saturday

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

International Orangutan Day Saturday, August 19 10AM – 5PM World Rhino Day Saturday, August 26 10AM – 5PM Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day Saturday, September 2 10AM – 5PM Bring the whole family to enjoy a Zoorific Saturday! Enhance your Zoo experience with fun crafts, exciting games, and more hands-on activities all day long. Stop […]

$11
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Car, Truck and Bike Show!

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

Join us this weekend! Our 27th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show is almost here! See over 250 amazing vehicles brought in by car, truck, and motorcycle enthusiasts across the Midwest! We'll be awarding over 75 trophies. From antique to modern, there's something for everyone! Bring friends and family to stroll around the Zoo listening […]

$5
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Family Game Night at Atkinson Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Atkinson 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, August 21 at 5:30-7:30 pm at the Atkinson Library- 1960 W Atkinson Ave It's time for Family Game Night!  Come join us for a night of fun!  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the world of board games, stop by to play old classics or new favorites.  Our selection of games […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Family Night Hike

Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Urban Ecology Center for an evening in Riverside Park- after dark! Our team will guide groups on a night hike to explore nature at night. We’ll be joined by Jack, a UWM Astronomy enthusiast, to spot the moon, see Saturn rising, and Mars setting. We’ll conclude our evening as night falls by looking […]

$7

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 […]

Free
Event Series Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

You don't want miss these talented musicians at our annual Animal Crackers music concert series. You can enjoy the upbeat music with a beautiful lake view and delicious food from numerous dining options on site! Share this fun, unique experience!  Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Mindi Abair Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials […]

$40
Event Series Zoorific Saturday

Zoorific Saturday

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

International Orangutan Day Saturday, August 19 10AM – 5PM World Rhino Day Saturday, August 26 10AM – 5PM Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day Saturday, September 2 10AM – 5PM Bring the whole family to enjoy a Zoorific Saturday! Enhance your Zoo experience with fun crafts, exciting games, and more hands-on activities all day long. Stop […]

$11

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free
Event Series NatureNauts: Beetlemania

NatureNauts: Beetlemania

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

A program for children ages 4-6 with a caregiver Beetles swim, fly, and crawl everywhere and are one of the most common animals on Earth. NatureNauts will meet and touch a bunch o’ beetles, go on a beetle search, and make their own craft beetle that really flips. $5 parking fee applies to non-members / […]

$12
Event Series NatureNauts: Beetlemania

NatureNauts: Beetlemania

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

A program for children ages 4-6 with a caregiver Beetles swim, fly, and crawl everywhere and are one of the most common animals on Earth. NatureNauts will meet and touch a bunch o’ beetles, go on a beetle search, and make their own craft beetle that really flips. $5 parking fee applies to non-members / […]

$12

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 […]

Free
Event Series Playtime In The Garden

Playtime In The Garden

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some relaxed, unstructured play time in the garden! There is no better place to learn and play than a garden: you and your young person can explore colors, nature, reading, numbers, patterns, and science, all at your own pace. We'll have a few suggested activities and/or books to read each week, but mostly […]

Free

Event Series Zoorific Saturday

Zoorific Saturday

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

International Orangutan Day Saturday, August 19 10AM – 5PM World Rhino Day Saturday, August 26 10AM – 5PM Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day Saturday, September 2 10AM – 5PM Bring the whole family to enjoy a Zoorific Saturday! Enhance your Zoo experience with fun crafts, exciting games, and more hands-on activities all day long. Stop […]

$11
Event Series Playtime In The Garden

Playtime In The Garden

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some relaxed, unstructured play time in the garden! There is no better place to learn and play than a garden: you and your young person can explore colors, nature, reading, numbers, patterns, and science, all at your own pace. We'll have a few suggested activities and/or books to read each week, but mostly […]

Free
Event Series Playtime In The Garden

Playtime In The Garden

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some relaxed, unstructured play time in the garden! There is no better place to learn and play than a garden: you and your young person can explore colors, nature, reading, numbers, patterns, and science, all at your own pace. We'll have a few suggested activities and/or books to read each week, but mostly […]

Free
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 […]

Free
Event Series Playtime In The Garden

Playtime In The Garden

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some relaxed, unstructured play time in the garden! There is no better place to learn and play than a garden: you and your young person can explore colors, nature, reading, numbers, patterns, and science, all at your own pace. We'll have a few suggested activities and/or books to read each week, but mostly […]

Free
Event Series Playtime In The Garden

Playtime In The Garden

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some relaxed, unstructured play time in the garden! There is no better place to learn and play than a garden: you and your young person can explore colors, nature, reading, numbers, patterns, and science, all at your own pace. We'll have a few suggested activities and/or books to read each week, but mostly […]

Free

Event Series Edelweiss Kiddie Character Cruise

Edelweiss Kiddie Character Cruise: Sanderson Sisters!

Edelweiss Cruise Main Dock 205 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Arrrr, matey! Grab the kiddos for an afternoon aboard the Harbor Lady with their favorite characters! Each month’s cruise features a different theme, and this time the boat has been overtaken by pirates and mermaids. Have your picture taken with the characters (keepsake photo provided), and eat a hot dog lunch with chips and Kool-Aid (cash […]

$35