From STEM-focused Discovery World right along Lake Michigan, to the lesser known Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum in Burlington, southeastern Wisconsin is home to more than a dozen kid-friendly museums. Read on to find your next adventure!
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
839 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Dinosaur Discovery Museum (Free!)
5608 Tenth Ave., Kenosha, WI
Tour the main gallery filled with impressive dinosaur skeletons that are casts of actual fossil bones. Head downstairs to dig for fossils, do dinosaur crafts, and peek into the on site laboratory. Admission is free! Check out our full review here.
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Read our post: “8 Special Things To Do With Kids At The Art Museum“
Milwaukee Fire Museum (Free!)
1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215
1st Sunday of each month (April – December, excluding holidays)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM or by appointment
The museum features a vintage bunk room, alarm area and fire officers office. It is one of five fire stations of this style built in 1927. The museum houses the first department ambulance, a 1947 Cadillac, plus two trucks built in the Milwaukee Fire Department Shop during the 1920’s and 30’s. The building also has a dormitory style bunk-room, a vintage kitchen, locker room, and hose tower.
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mitchell Gallery of Flight (Free!)
5300 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
If you find yourself at the airport with some time to spend, stop by the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, where you’ll find aviation models and memorabilia, as well as educational information about planes and pilots.
Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee Inc.
15 E. National Ave. (built into a Canadian Pacific Railway bridge that spans the street)
Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
N50 W5050 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Ave., West Bend, WI
National Bobblehead Museum
170 S. 1st St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
North Point Lighthouse
2650 N Wahl Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 WI-67, Eagle, WI 53119
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, WI 53105
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186
Wisconsin Automotive Museum
147 N. Rural St.
Hartford, WI 53027