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13 free events for kids and families in November


Here are eleven free events for kids and families around Milwaukee this month! 1. Free admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum: Free on Thursday, November 2nd for all visitors. Open 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Residents of Milwaukee County receive a $2.00 discount on general admission everyday with proof of residency.)

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2. Free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum:

Free to all visitors on Thursday, November 2nd from 10:00-8:00 for all visitors. Check out an art pack and explore the galleries, or visit the Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio. The museum is always free for kids 12 and under!

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3. Free admission to Betty Brinn Children's Museum:

Free to all visitors on Thursday, November 16th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for Neighborhood Night. Join in for free admission, enjoy access to all of the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and stop by the Be A Maker space to find tools, materials and techniques for endless ways to experiment and create. The Museum will celebrate the Muskego Way, Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods in October, November and December with special entertainment and resource booths hosted by community agencies and organizations.

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4. Free admission to The Domes:

Escape the cold! Enjoy free admission to the Domes on Monday, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th for all Milwaukee County Residents with proof of residency.

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5. Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo:

All visitors receive free admission on Saturday, November 4th, but the parking fees stay in effect. Don't let the cold scare you away. There are plenty of indoor exhibits!

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6. Free Ice Skating Day at the Pettit Ice Center

Saturday, November 4th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Skate for free! This offer is limited to the first 400 people.

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7. Try hockey for free (ages 4-9)

Saturday, November 4th

Wilson Park Ice Rink (4001 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221)

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This event is designed to provide kids between the ages of four and nine a completely free experience to try youth hockey. Our coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Equipment will be provided and no previous skating experience is required.

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8. Yoga @ the Library

Saturday, November 4th

Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch 10:00 a.m.

A FREE yoga class for families! Start your Saturday off right with morning stretches at the library. Presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, Yoga @ the Library's Yoga for Families integrates literacy skills, like a love of reading, with other life skills, such as mindfulness and self-regulation. The focus for this class is Kindness. This Saturday, class is held by Amy Domagalski of Healium Hot Yoga! No equipment necessary. All ages welcome with an accompanying adult.

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9. High Tech Nature Hunt at Havenwoods State Forest

Saturday, November 4th

Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, WI 53209

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Explore, solve riddles, find treasures! Learn the basics of how to use a GPS unit to find hidden caches at Havenwoods. They will have GPS units to borrow. Dress for an outdoor adventure!

10. Nocturnal Animals Drop-in Nature Programs

Saturday, November 11th

Saturday, November 18th

Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, WI 53209

Drop in anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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What are those strange noises coming from the bushes late at night? Who is busy looking for food while we are fast asleep? Come discover which animals are awake in the night and what special adaptations they have in order to move in the dark. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

11. Pajama Jamboree - Free classical pops concert for kids!

November 29th

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00)

Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (929 N. Water St.)

Festival City Symphony will continue its “Pajama Jamboree” season with a “Happy Holidays” Pajama Jamboree, a free concert for kids! Whitefish Bay High School’s Madrigal Singers join FCS for a concert of traditional holiday tunes and an audience sing-along of seasonal favorites.

Orchestral selections will include Selections from “Frozen” (Robert Lopez, arr. Krogstad), Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson), Troika from “Lt. Kije Suite” (Sergei Prokofieff), and Brazilian Sleigh Ride (Percy Faith). Whitefish Bay High School Singers will perform March of the Toys from “Babes in Toyland” (Victor Herbert), Christmas Song (Mel Torme), and the singalong Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson).

The concert is free, but you're encouraged o bring a nonperishable food donation for Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force.

12. Milwaukee County Winter Farmer's Market

November 4th, 2017 - April 14th, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Conservatory (Domes)

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Free parking and admission. The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market (MWFM) brings together about 50 weekly vendors in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes. There, agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, sauces and soups, as well as delicious global cuisine.

Watch their schedule for children's programs such as storytelling and face painting!

13. Milwaukee Holiday Parade

Saturday, November 18th

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Since 1927, Milwaukee has been celebrating the Christmas season with the Milwaukee Holiday Parade. Don't miss the cherished tradition, happening Saturday, November 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The parade begins at the corner of Kilbourn Avenue and Astor Street and continues on Kilbourn west to Old World 3rd Street where it turns south on Wisconsin Avenue. The parade officially ends in front of The Shops of Grand Avenue on the corner of Old World 3rd Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

You'll see over 100 parade units, including 15 award-winning bands, gigantic holiday floats, 40 foot helium balloons, live animals (including camels!), local television and radio personalities, dignitaries, Ronald McDonald and the Racing Sausages, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, and of course, Santa Claus.

If you want to stay cozy at home with some hot cocoa, live TV coverage on Fox 6 begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit their website.

There's more! All *starred events* on our calendar are free.


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