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Top Weekend Events For Kids (Oct. 7-10, 2021)

Fill your long weekend with tons of fall fun! There are plenty of family-friendly events to choose from in the Milwaukee area this weekend. Here are our top picks:

1. Beyond Van Gogh

Daily through October 31
Admission: $23.99

Beyond Van Gogh interactive immersive experience exhibit Wisconsin Center Milwaukee

Due to overwhelming demand, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been extended through October 31st! Beyond Van Gogh is open on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Monday, October 1. Runs daily with extended weekend hours. Get tickets now.

2. Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling (Opening Weekend!)

October 8-January 30 (closed on Saturdays)
Location: Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Admission: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, Free for children under 6 and museum members

Scrap Industry Exhibit at Jewish Museum Milwaukee Wisconsin junkyard car

The scrap industry has played an important role in our society for over 200 years. The work of scrappers was grueling, but generations of individuals and families still gravitated to the economic opportunities it provided for immigrants and native-born Americans. At this interactive exhibit, visitors will learn how almost everything that becomes old can be changed into something useful again. Enjoy kid-friendly hands-on activities, scientific experiments, artifacts and personal stories, including those collected locally. Learn more here.

3. Fall Festivals

Various dates & locations
Check out our Event Calendar for more info!

Red smiley barn at Pumpkin Fest Basse's Taste of Country farm in Colgate Wisconsin

Autumn is in full swing, and so are the fall festivals! This weekend, you can choose from Basse’s Pumpkin Fest, Fall Family Fest at Konkel Park, the Autumn Celebration at the Urban Ecology Center, and Pumpkins in the Pines at Lamm Gardens. Get more info.

4. Kids Night Out at the Humane Society

Friday, October 8th, 2021, 5-7:30 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus
Admission: $30

puppy with Kids Night Out at Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee

What better way to end the week than by making friends with other animal lovers and rubbing elbows with animal guests? Kids’ Night Out is for kids in grades 1-6 and provides an opportunity for parents to enjoy a Friday evening to themselves while the kids have an awesome time at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Themes and crafts are always changing, so even if you’ve attended before, there will be something new to enjoy! Learn more here.

5. Casper @ Avalon Atmospheric Theater

Sunday, October 10th, 2021, Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Avalon Atmospheric Theater
Admission: $9

Avalon Atmospheric Theater Milwaukee Wisconsin movies

Shocktoberfest returns to the Avalon Theater, and this is one of the few kid-friendly films in this year’s lineup. An eerie old mansion may not seem like a fun place to play, but when you have Casper the Friendly Ghost around, you’ll only be screaming with laughter! Get $5 refills on popcorn this month with a pumpkin popcorn bucket, while supplies last. Get the details.

There’s so much more happening this weekend! Check out our Events Calendar >>

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