WEEKEND GUIDE

Oct. 17-20, 2019

THINGS TO DO IN MILWAUKEE THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS

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Friday, Oct. 18 – Saturday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 26

Old World Wisconsin | W372 S9727 WI-67 | Eagle, WI | 53119

Price: Adults (13 and up) $12 | Child (5 – 12) $9 | Child (4 and under) Free

 

Something spooky is coming to Old World Wisconsin…. supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you explore the Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event. 

Milwaukee

Pumpkin Pavilion | Milwaukee | October 16 - October 18

Howl-O-Ween Pumpkin Carving at Hawthorne Glen | Milwaukee | October 18 - 19

 

 

North Suburbs

Species Spooktakular at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center | Bayside | October 20

 

 

South Suburbs

Pumpkin Fest | Hales Corner | October 18 - October 19

Halloween Haunts Matinee at Wehr Nature Center | Franklin | October 19

 

 

West Suburbs

Howl-O-Ween at | Waukesha | October 18Retzner Nature Center

Lapham Peak Fright Hike | Delafield | October 18 - October 19

 

 

Thursday, October 17 - Sunday, October 20 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens | 9400 Boerner Dr | Hales Corners, WI | 53130

Price: Adult (age 18-59): $20 | Senior (age 60+): $12 | Child (age 5-17): $12 | Infant (under 5): Free | V.I.P. (any age): $30 | Season Pass: $50 

 

China Lights is an event that celebrates the art, skill, and beauty of traditional Chinese lantern festivals that have been celebrated across Asia for the last 400 years. The handmade displays range from three-feet to three-stories high. The festival will also include an expanded interactive exhibit area, two stages for Asian folk-culture performances, a marketplace, two dining areas and vendors offering a variety of Asian and Western menu options.  Asian and American food is available for purchase along with beer and non-alcoholic beverages in the Shrub Mall and the Perennial Mall.

Friday, October 18  | 7:00pm

Saturday, October 19 | 1:00pm & 3:30pm

Sunday, October 20 | 1:00pm & 3:30pm

Todd Wehr Theater | 123 E State St | Milwaukee, WI | 53202

 

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 5 – 17+. 

Friday,  October 18 - Saturday, October 19 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Milwaukee County Zoo | 10001 W Bluemound Rd | Milwaukee, WI | 53226

Price: Adults: $10.25 Juniors (age 3 to 12): $8.25 Children (2 and under): Free Parking: Included in ticket price Zoo Pass Discount: $2 off with code BooPass2019

 

Boo at the Zoo will feature wicked family-friendly activities including a haystack maze, a Pumpkin Path, and temporary tattoos, plus so much more! Enjoy these scarily fun activities: Boo At The Zoo. NEW! Stroll on the Pumpkin Path to see intricately carved animals into pumpkins. Travel through the Halloween Haystack Maze, constructed from haystacks, and visit with Halloween characters in the Otto Borchert Family Special Exhibits Building. Get a spooky Halloween temporary tattoo in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. 

Saturday, October 19 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens | 9400 Boerner Dr | Hales Corners, WI | 53130

Price: $10/person

Learn about the Chinese history of kit flying, build and decorate a paper kite and then practice flying it outside! 

Saturday, October 19 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The Creative Arts Oasis | 223 Maple Ave, Waukesha, WI | 53186

Price: $25 per person Ages: 6 and up

 

Acrylic painting class just for kids! Cecelia will show you how to paint a black cat with a pumpkin step by step in acrylic paint on canvas. All Supplies Provided.

Saturday, October 19 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Drexel Town Square | 361 W Town Square Way | Oak Creek, WI | 53154

This indoor-outdoor event celebrates everything autumn. This family event features pumpkin decorating, hayrides, entertaining demonstrations, and more! There will also be plenty of Fall Festival “photo ops” as well as a harvest market with crafts, snacks and autumn décor. Don’t forget your Halloween costume! 
 

Sunday, October 20 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Bayshore Rotunda | 5800 N Bayshore Drive | Glendale, WI

 

Experience the talent of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra with an all-day FREE concert featuring live performances by 1,000 musicians in 25 ensembles.

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