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9 ideas for Spring Break with kids in Milwaukee


1. Dino Days at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Join in for some prehistoric fun during Dino Days on March 30th and 31st. All educator-led activities are available to the public and perfect for families. Create your very own customized itinerary from the list of activities below; join in just one or try them all! Most activities are FREE with paid general museum admission.

DI-KNOW Family Fossil Workshop - Test your dinosaur knowledge in an educator-led, 45-minutes DI-KNOW tour. You'll investigate the Age of Dinosaurs Timeline, and kids will even make a trace fossil and cast to take home! (Cost: $4 for public; $2 for members [workshop admission required ages 4 and up]. Capacity 25 people. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Workshops held on both days at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Please reserve no later than 15 min prior to program time. Where: Base of the grand staircase, ground floor. No strollers allowed in workshop.)

Free with admission Dino Days Activities:

Take the Fossil Challenge!

Dinosaur Activity Play Stations, ages 3-5 -

Temporary Dinosaur Tattoos

Name that Dinosaur!

Decorate-a-Dino Crafts

Sort Fossils Like a Paleontologist!

Fun Fact Stop Spots

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2. Day trips within two hours of Milwaukee

3. Superior Culinary Center Cooking Camps

Date: March 28 – April 1, 2016 Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm Fees: $145 (plus Tax)

Includes: All supplies and ingredients, a folder containing all recipes, and a Superior Culinary apron and chef hat yours to keep.

Spring break is a wonderful time for tweens & teens to be immersed in fun, educational activities outside of school. Your budding chef can join in for a week of food and fun as they dive into a hands-on, week-long course with a professional chef instructor.

Each day will focus on different aspects of culinary & cooking arts. Expect everything from knife skills to different cooking methods, and more. Lunch will be provided to the students every day, as will all of their supplies and equipment.

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4. Discovery World Spring Break Workshops

Week of March 28th-April 1st

Discovery World offers a week-long camps for Grades 1-2 called "Amazing Animals" and several 1-Day Camps for Grades 3-5 & 6-8. Camps run 9:30am-4:30pm, and they offer morning and afternoon extended, supervised care.

1-Day Camps include Biomes & Beyond, Pulp, Paper, Press!, Personalized Puzzles, Magical Plants & Sunshine Circuits. Find out more

5. Collaborative Mural Project with Walkers Point Center for the Arts

March 28 – April 1 (Monday–Friday) 1:00–5:00 pm Ages 6–15

This week-long workshop will engage kids in creating a community mural from concept to completion. This collaborative mural will be created by hands-on arts education program students and anyone else who wants to be involved. The mural will be located on the north wall of our buildling (839 S. 5th St.). The project is led by WPCA staff and celebrated Milwaukee artist John Kowalczyk. It costs $20 for 53204 residents and $40 for non-53204 residents. The cost covers materials and snacks for the week, and scholarships are available.

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6. JB's on 41 Staycation Package for Families

The JB’s on 41 Spring Break special includes two games of bowling, shoes, and a $5 game card to be used in our arcade area for only $10 per person, from 12 pm to 5 pm each day of spring break.

7. Indoor playgrounds and open gyms

Check out our gymnastics page for open gym times at a gymastics facility near you. Also check out our indoor playgrounds page.

8. Opening Weekend of "Ella Enchanted."

First Stage presents a musical, magical fairy tale with ELLA ENCHANTED. Performances take place April 1 – May 1, 2016 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater, located at 929 N. Water Street, downtown Milwaukee. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center box office at 929 N. Water Street, by phone at (414) 273-7206 or online at www.firststage.org.

At birth, Ella of Frell was given the “gift” of obedience by a misguided fairy. She must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head! Unwilling to accept her fate, strong-willed Ella embarks on a quest to reverse this curse, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and a handsome prince along the way. For everyone ages 6 and up.

9. Milwaukee Kickers Spring Break Camp

The Milwaukee Kickers offer Spring Break Camps for ages 4-12, located at Uihlein Soccer Park.

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