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16 *free* events for kids and families in March

Here are some free events for kids and families around Milwaukee this month!

1. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Saturday, March 3

10:00am – 1:00pm

Milwaukee Public Library Central Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA

Celebrate the beloved author’s birthday with stories, games, live animals, birthday treats, and live entertainment by Fox and Branch and Chris Fascione.

2. Last Family Free Day at the Zoo until October

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Milwaukee County Zoo

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Free admission for all! Parking and concessions rates still apply.

3. Fox & Branch Family Concert

Sunday, March 25 from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., 224 W Bruce St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Sing and dance along with this kid-friendly folk duo as they perform their monthly concert at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point.

4. Science Saturday at Discovery World

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Discovery World Promenade (General admission applies if visiting entire museum.)


This FREE live science series is now running all year! Explore the physics of cold and the chemistry of fire in shows that feature demonstrations that you should never try at home! Showtimes are at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

5. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 10 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Downtown Milwaukee

Hear the bagpipes at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade featuring Irish dancers, marching bands, Celtic community groups, themed floats, and much more. The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin’s 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. The parade will step off at noon at 3rd and Wisconsin and finish at Water and Highland. The Parade features more than units and includes local politicians and celebrities, floats, bagpipe and marching bands, and Irish & Celtic organizations. The 52nd Annual Parade is presented by the Westown Association, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and Miller Lite. Parade spectators are encouraged to bring food items to the parade. volunteers will be collecting the food items in grocery carts throughout the parade route.

6. Cheep Cheep Easter Celebration at Elegant Farmer (Free!)

1545 Main St., Mukwonago, WI 53149

(262) 363-6770

March 24, 25 & 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Head out to the country for this free, family-fun event that features the Easter Bunny, a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks, and guinea pigs for petting. 4-H members will be on hand to educate and introduce children of all ages to the animals they have raised and cared for as part of their 4-H project. Easter specialty foods are always available this time of year, including cider baked ham, fresh breads, and Easter basket candies.

7. Easter at Boerner Botanical Gardens

9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, WI 53130

(414) 525-5600

Meet the Easter Bunny and join the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for Easter crafts and an egg hunt. You can also enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group (brunch not included in FBBG event).

8. Free Egg Hunts

There are eight free egg hunts on our master list. Check them out!

9. Library Happenings

mpl.orgArt Workshops: Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.)A drop-in program designed for children in grades K5-5. Each visit includes a story and discussion of a book or illustrator. Participants then work on imaginative art activities relevant to the book or artist theme for the day.Thursday, Mar 1, 8, 22, 4-5:30 pmBay View, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.andSaturday, Mar 3, 2:30-4 pmZablocki, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Paws to ReadRead out loud to a cuddly canine! Say hello, give a pet, or read a selection of good books to furry friends provided by The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Great for reluctant readers.Saturday, Mar 3, 1-2 pmTippecanoe, 3912 S. Howell Ave.

10. Kids Hour at the Apple Store

Did you know that the Apple Store at Bayshore and Mayfair host free Kids Hour classes with topics such as “Creating Music with Garage Band”, “Book Club”, “Making Movies Together”, “Sphero Maze Challenge”, and “Programming Robots”? Check to find the most current schedule.

11. Recurring events at the Urban Ecology Center

Animal Feedings

Come one, come all! Help feed the Center’s resident turtles, snakes, fish and more.

Every Saturday, from 1:00 – 1:30 at Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park.

Every Saturday, from 1:00 – 2:00 at the Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park.

EcoArt Wednesdays

Menomonee Valley (3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee, WI 53214)

Every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Join in for nature inspired recycled arts & Crafts.

Little Explorers Morning Playgroup

Menomonee Valley (3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee, WI 53214)

Preschool is the age of discovery and we’re here to help your kids learn and explore! Join in on the 2nd Friday of the month for our preschool playgroup. There will be activities (including our secret slide) specifically designed to engage the senses of children ages 4 and under.

12. Free admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum

Free on Thursday, March 1st 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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13. Free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Free to all visitors on Thursday, March 1st 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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14. Free admission to Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Free to all visitors on Thursday, March 15th 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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15. Railroad to Wonderland at the Domes (Free admission on Monday mornings)

Escape the cold! Enjoy free admission to the Domes on Monday, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th for Milwaukee County Residents with proof of residency.

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16. Free Kids Movies at Marcus Theaters

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Enjoy the Kids Dream Winter Film Series presented by American Family Insurance. Between January 26 and March 18, moviegoers can see family-favorite films on the big screen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. Admission for all showtimes is just $3. Attendees can also enjoy concessions specials, including popcorn and fountain drinks for just $2.75 each.


February 2-4: “Despicable Me 3” – Rated PG

February 9-11: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”

February 16-18: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” – Rated PG

February 23-25: “My Little Pony: The Movie” – Rated PG


Hillside Cinema, Delafield, (262) 646-7302

Majestic Cinema of Brookfield, (262) 798-4099

Menomonee Falls Cinema, (262) 502-9071

North Shore Cinema, Mequon, (262) 241-6181

Ridge Cinema, New Berlin, (262) 797-9021

South Shore Cinema, Oak Creek, (414) 768-5961

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