Family Attractions in Milwaukee
Bring the whole family out for a day of fun in Milwaukee! Summer months are perfect for outdoor activities, like visiting the zoo or a water park. Winter months can be too cold for the outdoors, so take the kids to the inside of a warm museum or play area. Children and children at heart will enjoy some of Milwaukee's best family attractions.
Discover the world of water at Discovery World
at Pier Wisconsin. Visit the popular Reiman Family Aquarium or take the family aboard a perfectly replicated 19th century Great Lakes schooner. Travel beneath the waves at the theater or get hands-on experience in an interactive exhibit or attraction. Discovery World is so much fun, you won't even realize that you are learning while playing!
Address: 500 N Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 765-9966
Have a ball at Betty Brinn Children's Museum
, a place of interactive and hands-on learning attractions for children! Perfect for children under 10 years old, this museum educates children about art, nature and science through fun and unique exhibits and attractions. The ABC garden features everything from Azaleas to Zinnias; It's Artastic! invites children to create music, put on a puppet show and make their shadows do ballet; Raceways and On A Roll teach children about gravity, acceleration and momentum by guiding golf balls along fun and exciting tracks.
Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 390-5437
Let your wild side run free at the Milwaukee County Zoo
! This zoo is recognized as one of the country's finest animal attractions. With over 2,000 animals and 330 species, it is not difficult to see why. See penguins and polar bears, bonobos and gorillas, cheetahs and lions, almost every type of animal that you have read about! Learn about these animals, their natural habitats and what you can do to support their continued existence.
Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road Milwaukee, WI 53226 - MAP
Phone: (414) 256-5412
Children are a source of perpetual energy. Wear them out at Kids in Motion
, an attraction designed with kids in mind. Adults get in free with a child's admission. Watch your children run around in the open play area, explore their creative side in the art center, learn problem-solving skills in the puzzle room and much, much more. Everyone can get in on the fun with laser tag or in the game room.
Address: 14135 W Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151 - MAP
Phone: (262) 649-3144
During the warm summer months, cool down at the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center
in Lincoln Park. At this water attraction, you can speed down the tube and body waterslides, test your diving skills in the deep well, form a team and play water basketball, float along the Lazy River or just relax in a lounge chair beside the pool. Little ones will have fun playing with the interactive water toys like the spray jets, spray posts, water troughs and Bucket Dump.
Address: 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209 - MAP
Phone: (414) 257-7230
Visit one of the largest public museums in the United States. The Milwaukee Public Museum
is home to interesting exhibits and attractions that will interest everybody. Learn about the past, from the people who roamed the Streets of Old Milwaukee to the dinosaurs who roamed before streets existed. Stroll through a lush garden and interact with the butterflies that call it home. Get a breathtaking view of the night sky and explore outer space at the Planetarium.
Address: 800 W Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 - MAP
Phone: (414) 278-2702
Experience a tropical jungle, a desert oasis and a special floral garden all in one afternoon at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
. Also known as "The Domes," this attraction features a huge collection of exotic and local plantlife within its three domed conservatories and garden. Stop by after sundown for a spectacular evening light show.
Address: 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215 - MAP
Phone: (414) 257-5611
Urban Ecology Center
Address: 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211 - MAP
Phone: (414) 964-8505