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10 must-do activities for March in Milwaukee

Is that Spring in the air? March is a time for maple sugaring, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and more!

Check out our must-do family events for this month below:

1. Free admission days

Milwaukee Public Museum: Thursday, March 3rd

Milwaukee Art Museum: Friday, March 4th

Milwaukee County Zoo: Saturday, March 5th

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum: Thursday, March 17th (5:00-8:00 p.m.)

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2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 12th

Downtown Milwaukee

Watch eight Irish dance schools, pipe bands, clowns, drill teams, marching bands, and the most Irish organizations in the greater Milwaukee area.

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3. Behind-the-Scenes Weekend at the Milwaukee County Zoo

March 12-13, 2016

Walk in the elephant yard, tour the Aquatic and Reptile Center basement where the aquarium water is maintained, watch the orangutans interact with iPads. Many other interesting areas to see.

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4. Family Sunday at the Art Museum

Sunday, March 13th


Discover the beauty of the American landscape through the eyes of painters represented in Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School. “Hike” through the exhibition, tell stories around a “campfire”, paint a landscape from the windows of the Museum, make a nature study from a live plant, and more!

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5. Maple Sugaring Family Events at local nature centers

-Maple Sugar Days at Wehr Nature Center

-Maple Sugarin Festival at Riveredge Nature Center

-Maple Sugar time at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

-From Sap to Syrup – Maple sugaring at Urban Ecology Center

6. Family Workshops at Discovery World

Saturday, March 12th

Density Rainbows Family Workshop: How would you like to make a rainbow? Learn about density and how it can allow you to create a rainbow by stacking colored water in fun patterns.

Paper Pot of Gold Family Workshop: Don’t waste your time looking for that pot of gold this March! Channel the cleverness of a Leprechaun and hide UV reactant coins within a black pot screen print of your own.

This open lab experience is open to all ages with adult supervision. The workshop is walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Open to 15-20 participants at a time. All ages are welcome!

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7. Storytime in the Garden at Lynden Sculpture Garden

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore different themes, taking into account the changing seasons.

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8. Symphony Sunday

Festival City Sympony welcomes children to Symphony Sunday concerts, which are most appropriate for those in second grade and older. Prior to each concert at 2:45 p.m., Jayne Perkins presents “Children’s Program Notes,” offered to help children become familiar with the music they are about to hear. Conductor Monte Perkins will also include descriptive program information from the stage. Admission to each concert is $14 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors.

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9. Jack & The Beanstalk at Colectivo

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy opera for kids in the back room at the Colectivo on Prospect Ave. at 10:30 a.m.

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10. Kids Dream Winter Film Series

Enjoy $3.00 family movies at participating Marcus Theatres Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. February 5 – March 20.

Wanna snag FREE tickets to the show? It’s easy – visit a participating agent at American Family Insurance, and you can receive two FREE tickets to your choice of this year’s titles! If you can’t make it to your local agents office, just click here!

March 4-6: Home

March 11-13: The Peanuts Movie

March 18-20: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

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