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2019 Milwaukee Experience Gift Guide For Kids & Families

At Milwaukee With Kids, we believe in the power of local experiences to bring families together and enrich lives.

So we’re bringing you 10 ideas for holiday gifts this year that will keep on giving all year long. Family memberships for the win!

Look for special offers throughout, just for MKE With Kids Readers. Where will you be a member this year?

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum memberships make great gifts for a special family in your life. Now through December 31, all new and gift family memberships are on sale! Betty Brinn Children’s Museum membership provides year-round access to interactive experiences, member-only events, discounts on parking and gift shop purchases, and more.

Discovery World

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Becoming a Member of Discovery World means your family will enjoy FUN & savings all year long! Your membership can pay for itself in just a couple of visits! With all of our memberships you’ll receive unlimited admission, program discounts, special members-only events, and more! Members also enjoy FREE access to the Kohl’s Design It! Lab every weekend of the year.

The Domes

524 S. Layton Blvd. Milwaukee

Membership includes:

  • Free admission to the Conservatory (The Domes) during normal operating hours
  • Advance notice of special educational programs
  • Speakers and exhibits that provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn more about plants and the environment, many of which are free or discounted to Friends of the Domes members
  • A 10% discount in the Domes Gift Shop, Gifts Under Glass
  • A quarterly newsletter
  • Membership in the American Horticultural Society, reciprocal Admissions Program, a network of membership gardens throughout the nation which gives members access to other botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories by offering special admission privileges and other benefits. Check out participating gardens and conservatories from each state:

Little Sprouts Play Cafe

4606 N Wilson Dr, Shorewood, WI

NEW location opening at 1406 N Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI

Give the gift of play! Yearly Memberships at Little Sprouts Play Cafe offer benefits for the whole family. In addition to unlimited, drop-in play, our memberships offer discounts on events (including classes), birthday parties, cafe items, and retail! Plus, you get 4 guest passes to use to pamper your friends. As an extra bonus, our renewal prices never increase. That’s right – we got you!


Special Offer: Stop by to pick up your copy of Exploring Milwaukee with Kids! Members get a 10% discount on the book.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

2145 W. Brown Deer. Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Members enjoy free unlimited admission to the Lynden Sculpture Garden. They provide critical support for our educational and public programs, the conservation of the collection, and the maintenance of the landscape. Benefits of membership include discounts on programs, workshops, and classes — including Tuesdays in the Garden for Parents & Very Small Children and Weekly Art Drop-I, as well as early registration opportunities for our Summer Camps at the Intersection of Art & Nature.

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St

Every visit is a new adventure at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Keep that spirit of discovery alive when you join today! All members enjoy, free admission to Museum and Planetarium, 10% discount on Museum shopping and dining, discount on select programs/events, free stroller or wheelchair during your visit, free members-only events and more!

Museum of Wisconsin Art

205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

A Three+ ($50) membership to the Museum of Wisconsin Art includes unlimited FREE access for up to four adults and any number of children, a 10% discount on MOWA Shop purchases, 175+ Always Free Programs, Invitations to exhibition opening parties, Opportunities to enroll in studio classes and trips, and the MOWA newsletter delivered to your home.

Wehr Nature Center

9701 W. College Ave, Franklin WI

Friends of Wehr is a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting the educational and interpretive efforts of Wehr Nature Center. We depend on memberships, both new and renewed, to support the programming and facilities of Wehr Nature Center. Friends of Wehr provides funding for: Program materials & support for over 20,000 children per year, maintenance of over 5 miles of hiking trails, exhibits enjoyed by over 60,000 people per year, annual Events such as Cider Sunday, Halloween Haunts and Maple Sugar Days, natural areas management, a summer intern program, volunteer training and recognition, and building enhancements such as front entry renovations and energy efficient windows.

Milwaukee County Zoo – Zoo Pass

10005 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53226

Give a year of free Zoo admission with the gift of a Zoo Pass through the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Members will get free regular admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo and free or discounted admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums nationwide. Each card will come with digital coupons for Zoo attractions like the North Shore Bank Safari Train or the 2020 summer dinosaur exhibit. Additional benefits include discounts on Zoo Classes and Camps, Zoo gift shop discounts, priority registration for events and education classes and invitations to members-only events. If this is a new gift, the recipient will receive a plush-toy ostrich with their pass! It’s the best deal in town!

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee

Schlitz Audubon is situated on 185 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan, just 10 miles north of downtown Milwaukee. We have 6 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and a 60-foot observation tower overlooking Lake Michigan.

Membership benefits include FREE unlimited admission to the Center, Discounts on programs, Priority registration for our Preschool and Summer Camps, FREE subscription to the Center’s seasonal publication Panorama, Discount in our Nature Store, Preferred or free admission to more than 180 nature centers in the US and Canada, and FREE snowshoe rentals for use on our trails

Special Offer: Receive 15% off any membership through December 19, 2019. Use MKEKIDS coupon code when filling out an online membership application.

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