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Museums and Educational
Tucked under an active rail line in Walker’s Point is a tiny gem that’s been capturing the imaginations of Milwaukeeans for decades. Photo from Historic Milwaukee Visiting the Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee is an experience that feels both like stepping back in time and discovering a secret world. A Rich History Founded in 1936,...
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Let’s talk about one of our city’s coolest spots – The Domes! This living museum is the world’s only conoidal glass house, where it’s warm, sunny, and full of life all year round. The Domes – each soaring 7 stories high – are uniquely shaped to catch the sun just right, making sure all the...
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If you’re looking for something truly unique to do with the kids in Milwaukee, I’ve got just the spot for you – the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum opened its doors in 2019 after local collectors Phil Sklar and Brad Novak realized they had amassed more than 3,000 bobbleheads. Today, this...
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For a family adventure that combines history, nature, and beautiful view, the North Point Lighthouse and Museum in Milwaukee is a not-so-hidden visit gem nestled in picturesque Lake Park. It offers an engaging peek into maritime history, complete with fascinating artifacts (pre-GPS navigation tools? Check.), tales of eccentric lighthouse keepers, and a chance to climb...
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You may not think of the Harley Davidson Museum as being especially family-friendly, but there’s plenty of interactive fun for kids to engage with at this iconic Milwaukee museum and campus. Let’s dive into what you’ll find here! Photo: Visit Milwaukee Walk the Campus I recommend heading there on a sunny day so you and...
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One of the most exciting and dynamic destinations for kids and families in Milwaukee is Discovery World, a science and technology museum located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. It’s perfect for kids aged 3-12, and this handy guide will help you navigate the museum and plan your day. Getting There: The Start of...
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If you’re scouting out a fun, low-key activity to enjoy with the fam, I’ve got a stellar spot to share with you. Located on Layton Avenue, close to Mitchell International Airport, is an airplane observation area that’s perfect for a chill evening out with your family. This gem is hidden in plain sight, and offers...
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Milwaukee Fire Museum engine in garage Wisconsin
If you’ve already seen our roundup of Milwaukee museums for kids, then you know our city is packed with exciting learning opportunities for families. But if you have kids who are wild about fire trucks, then you won’t want to miss the Milwaukee Fire Museum, a real hidden gem. Located in an old fire station...
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Girls & STEM Discovery World Great Lakes Milwaukee Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s very own Discovery World has been named one of the top science museums in the country, according to the latest rankings from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The museum, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, secured the sixth spot on the list, highlighting its significant contribution to science and technology education. With a...
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Discovery World in Milwaukee, home to the Reiman Aquarium, has recently introduced new species to its Invertebrate Touch Tank! There are now sea urchins and sea cucumbers in the Invertebrate Touch Tank at Discovery World. Visitors now have the opportunity to interact with urchins and sea cucumbers, joining the existing slipper lobsters in the tank....
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