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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.

Little Wonders Crawly Caterpillars for Two-Year Olds

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

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2023 AT 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Little Wonders Crawly Caterpillars for Two-Year Olds A program for two-year-olds to share with their favorite adult. Toddlers will creep, crawl, and flutter as we learn how caterpillars transform into butterflies. Children will help tell Eric Carle’s story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, create caterpillar […]

$12

Little Wonders Crawly Caterpillars for Three-Year Olds

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

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2023 AT 11 AM – 12:00 PM Little Wonders Crawly Caterpillars for Three-Year Olds A program for three-year-olds to share with their favorite adult. Toddlers will creep, crawl, and flutter as we learn how caterpillars transform into butterflies. Children will help tell Eric Carle’s story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, create caterpillar […]

$12

Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks Tuesday, July 18, 2023 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Whether you call them lightning bugs or fireflies, these bioluminescent beetles light up our summer nights. Why do they flash? What makes them glow? Take a journey to their favorite spot at the center with Naturalist Melanie Ziolecki to observe and find […]

$15

NatureNauts: Hail the Snail Hug the Slug

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

A program for children ages 4-6 with a caregiver Slide into this slippery world as we go on a forest “Slug Hunt”. Meet snails and slugs up close, discover why they’re special, and then make a craft snail to take home, No “yucks” allowed for this slimy fun.  $5 parking fee applies to non-members / […]

$12

Family Canoeing

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Family Canoeing Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Join Schlitz Audubon staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for some canoeing fun! Mystery Lake is bursting with life and there is no better way to see it than from the water. Never been canoeing before? Don’t worry, our Schlitz Audubon Naturalists […]

$45

Audubon Babies: Nature Play and Nature Textures

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Audubon Babies: Nature Play and Nature Textures Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 am - 11:15 am Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of nature exploration. We will meet indoors for a story and sensory play time, then head out to take […]

$20

National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park

Kosciuszko Park 2201 S 7th St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park August 1st at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S 7th St Milwaukee WI 53215 Near Southside NNO brings our families a park full of community resources and fun on safety issues including crime, fire, health, and-new this year-environment.  Please note: Dates and times are subject […]

Free

Hales Corners Night Out

Hales Corners Park 5765 S New Berlin Rd, Hales Corners, WI, United States

Hales Corners Night Out at Hales Corners Park August 1st at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM / Hales Corners Park 5765 S New Berlin Road Hales Corners WI 53130 Gather in the park with the community and meet with local fire and police departments as well as local businesses. Enjoy food, the beer garden, live […]

Free

City of Milwaukee District 6 National Night Out at KK Sports Center

KK Sports Center Simmons Field 2200 W Kinnickinnic River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 3rd at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM KK Sports Center Simmons Field, 2200 W Kinnickinnic River Parkway Milwaukee Gather the family for a fun night out with District 6 officers! Enjoy food, a DJ, games, bounce houses, and more!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. […]

Free

South Milwaukee Community Night Out at Oak Creek Parkway

Oak Creek Parkway 2424 15th Ave, South Milwaukee

August 3rd at 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM / Oak Creek Parkway 2424 15th Ave South Milwaukee WI 53172 Come together for this family-oriented event uniting citizens and business owners in our community. See educational exhibits sponsored by the Police Department, as well as state and local community groups. Festivities also include children’s games, food, […]

Free

Sprecher Root Beer Bash

The Yard at Bayshore 5800 Bayshore, Glendale

Welcome to Glendale’s sixth annual Sprecher Root Beer Bash is a free, family-friendly event that will be held in The Yard at BAYSHORE. The festivities will kick off with a Kids Dance Party by Kid Boogie Down, and the first 1,000 kids in attendance will receive a free Root Beer Bash Swag Bag at the […]

Free

Healthy County Challenge: Summer’s Healthiest Tailgate and Celebrity Softball at Rose Park

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

Healthy County Challenge: Summer’s Healthiest Tailgate Healthy County Challenge and Celebrity Softball at Rose Park August 5th at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Rose Park 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive Milwaukee WI 53212 Gather the family for County Executive David Crowley's Healthy County Challenge! This segment features a healthy tailgate leading […]

Free

Ko-Thi Outdoor Dance Class at Lincoln Park

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

Ko-Thi - Outdoor Dance Class at Lincoln Park August 6th at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Lincoln Park 1301 W Hampton Ave Glendale WI 53209 (near the corner of Hampton Ave. and Green Bay Rd./Playground Area) Please do not park on Hampton Avenue! Experience the magic of dance and music from the African Diaspora. […]

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

National Night Out at Harriet Tubman Park

Harriet Tubman Park 4750 N 48th St, Milwaukee

August 8th at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Harriet Tubman Park 4750 N 48th St Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Police Department , community partners, and local businesses come together to present this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 7.    Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. […]

Free

National Night Out at Johnsons Park

Johnsons Park 1919 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee

August 9th at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Johnsons Park 1919 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI 53205 MPD, community partners, and local businesses come together to present this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 3. The event includes food, games, music and more!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

Free
Event Series Audubon Babies: Nature Colors

Audubon Babies: Nature Colors

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Audubon Babies: Nature Colors  Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 am - 11:15 am Children are never too young to learn about and enjoy the wonders of nature. Join us for a sensory-rich morning of nature exploration. We will meet indoors for a story and sensory play time, then head out to take a guided hike […]

$20

The Park People PARKticipation Kickoff Party

Estabrook Park 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211, Shorewood, Wisconsin

August 12th at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Estabrook Park Picnic Areas 7 & 8 (Near Kilbourntown House), on Estabrook Drive just north of Capitol Dr Shorewood WI  It's time to get out and get active with the PARKticipation card! Get a head start on the competition by printing a copy of the bingo-style card-- […]

Free

Back to School Book-Bag Giveaway at King Park

King Community Center 1531 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 12th at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM / King Community Center 1531 W Vliet St Milwaukee WI 53205 Families with school-age children are invited to King Park for a free book-bag giveaway! The book bags will be filled with school supplies. Wristbands for the bag giveaway will be distributed to youths on a first-come, […]

Free

Family Canoeing

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Family Canoeing Sunday, August 13, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Join Schlitz Audubon staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for some canoeing fun! Mystery Lake is bursting with life and there is no better way to see it than from the water. Never been canoeing before? Don’t worry, our Schlitz Audubon Naturalists […]

$45

MMSD Green Summer 10 Year Anniversary Party

Estabrook Park 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Join us for a free, family-friendly party from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday, August 17 at Estabrook Park. Let’s Celebrate Ten Years of Green Summers! MMSD and the Fresh Coast Guardians are marking a decade of working with people like you to manage stormwater where it falls. Together, our rain barrels, rain gardens, and […]

Free

Bee Happy on National Bee Day

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Celebrate our small, winged friends that make our world go ‘round! Join naturalist Melanie Ziolecki as we learn about the different species of bees, their importance in pollination, and what makes bees, well, bees! Go on a guided hike to collect pretend pollen, bee creative […]

$20

Pond Plein Air

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Pond Plein Air Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon at our ponds and create a watercolor work of art. We will provide all the tools you will need to paint a scene in front of you. Take inspiration from artists like Claude Monet, Marion Wachtel, […]

$20
Event Series The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

Fowler Lake Park 438 N Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc, WI, United States

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, 2023, 10am to 5pm each day! Outdoors in beautiful Fowler Park next to a sparkling lake. Rain or Shine, 110 Juried Fine Artists Showing, 3 stages of family entertainment, Childrens Art Area, Good food, free admission, free shuttle busses to parking areas, […]

Free

Red Magic Art Festival at Jackson Park

Jackson Park 3500 W. Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 20th at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Jackson Park 3500 W Forest Home Ave Gather the family for this one-day festival celebrating Native American arts & culture! The event features local Native American artists, vendors, businesses, and community organizations. Enjoy food, live music, MPD horses, and art activities. Donations appreciated! Please note: Dates […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Summertime Favorites

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Celebrate the end of summer with some of your favorite Schlitz Audubon camp activities! We’ll catch frogs in Mystery Lake, create a camp craft, and finish our time with s’mores around the fire pit. This program is designed for all ages; children must be accompanied by […]

$20

Totally Turtles!

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Enjoy an up-close encounter with the terrific turtle animal ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! Join naturalist Joyce Michelstetter and meet a variety of species and find out their unique characteristics. Learn about these turtles, their wild cousins, and how we care for them at the Center. […]

$20
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

Super Blue Moon Hike

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Enjoy a night hike guided by the light of the supermoon, when the moon’s closest approach to Earth coincides with the full moon. Learn about what makes a blue moon special and how rare these two events are as we hike the trails in search […]

$15

Story Time Hike

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join us for a literary adventure! We will start by reading a story and then explore the trails in search of leaves and flowers. Each adult and child pair will then make their own nature-themed bookmarks to use in your stories at home. This program is […]

$20

Raptor Saturday

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm It’s time for some International Vulture Awareness! Join us to celebrate what makes these unique scavengers so important to the health of our ecosystem! With the help of our own Turkey Vulture and other Raptor Ambassadors, you will find out why they are often referred […]

$10

Universe in the Park: Kohler Andrae State Park

Kohler-Andrae State Park 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan

Universe in the Park includes a RAIN OR SHINE presentation on astronomy, including recent astronomical news, and a weather-dependent star party, where visitors have the opportunity to view available astronomical objects through a telescope. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to […]

Free

Xtreme Raptor Day at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

It's Xtreme Raptor Day at Schlitz Audubon! Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Join us for our annual raptor festival that celebrates these powerful hunters of the sky. This unique event is held throughout the Center and offers unforgettable encounters! You will meet our resident raptors up close – including owls, […]

$15 – $18
Event Series NatureNauts

NatureNauts: Turkey Tales

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

November 05, 2023 from 1:00PM—2:00PM and November 06, 2023 from 9:30AM—10:30AM A program for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers NatureNauts will delight in dancing the “Turkey Trot”” as they discover what makes turkeys so special. Make a craft turkey, touch a real turkey feather, and go in search of Wehr’s resident wild turkeys. Please […]

$12

Finding Fairy Houses at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Sunday, November 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join fairy friend Cassie Rincon as we explore the world of fairies and create homes for them. We’ll start the program by reading A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess. Then, we’ll build simple fairy houses for the fairies at Schlitz Audubon, as well as a […]

$20

Event Series Wisconsin State Parks 2024

Bluebird Birdhouse Building Workshop at Kohler Andrae State Park

Kohler-Andrae State Park 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan

BLUEBIRD BIRDHOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP Saturday, March 16 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Kohler Andrae State Park Participants will learn about bluebird behaviors and assemble X-Box-style birdhouses for their use. Birdhouse kits cost $7 each. Bring a hammer if available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Park Office for directions to the […]

$30 – $60

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm The Great American Eclipse will offer a rare opportunity for viewers to witness a total eclipse of the sun, which happens when the new moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun. This extraordinary eclipse will cross the entirety of the United States and […]

$20 – $40

Creative Time for Families at Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 Brown

From February to April, we will be offering free, monthly, drop-in workshops for families. Stop by for engaging, hands-on activities that bring art and nature to life. Whether you make a quick visit or stay the entire two hours, count on spending some quality creative time with family and friends. Fee: Free (all materials included). All […]

Free

Frog Frolic for Families at Wehr Nature Center

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

Frog Frolic for Families on April 20 from 6:30pm—8:30pm   Calling all frog lovers. Hop over to Wehr and celebrate spring with these amazing amphibians. We will meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close and then stroll to Wehr’s vernal pond to listen for the sweet sound of frogs chorusing.  Recommended for families with children ages 5 […]

$25 – $75