National Parks / Natural World
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Milwaukee
Where is it at?
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 East Brown Deer Road
Tel: 414 352-2880
Where are we going today?
Let's all get out into nature in Milwaukee at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center! It's a great way to get that wonderful Wisconsin fresh air, and get active as you spend time with the family.
The area was actually once a farm for all the sweet draft horses at the Schlitz Brewery, but now (and luckily for you!) it's 185 acres of unique terrains - from wetlands, ravines, restored priaires, forests, bluffs, and even a bit of shoreline!
It's a great way for the kids to learn about the environment too, because those who work in the park are constantly restoring habitats that are unique to the area, to make sure it can all be enjoyed by families just like you in the years to come!
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is a great place to visit if you want that break from the city, or you want that bit of adventure! If you love birds, you're in for a treat too, because the center is a designated Important Bird Area - all because of the habitats that a certain waterfowl live on by the lake. Pretty special stuff!
It's a REALLY great place to learn (did we mention that!?) because they offer a whole range of programs - from kids to adults and even summer camps - that give opportunities for development, education, and well - FUN!
Keep an eye out on their calendar too, because there are some great events that you might not want to miss! From Astronomy evenings, to days all about the birds, free walks, and nature hiking - Milwaukee is a great place, and the nature shouldn't be missed!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (ages 5 to 17)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily.
All year round
There are lots of programs available for education, from pre-schools to adult. It's a great place to take students too! .
If you want to bring your own lunch, there isn't actually picnicking facilities on the grounds, but there is a picnic site in Doctors Park just close by.
It always helps to take bottled water so you can stay hydrated!.
Any Top Tips?
If you want to join any programs, you will help them out if you pre-register. If you walk in, it's an extra $2.
Doing our bit
The nature reserve are all about preserving and educating the environment, so they are really doing their part!.
Need a little extra help?
The center is wheelchair accessible, and there is also elevator access to the other floors. The prairie trails aren't recommended for wheelchairs.
There is free wifi access available in the auditorium, conference room and hearth room .
What people are saying?
by Amy R
Had our wedding there in June, was amazing! We were really lucky with the weather, there were so many great places to take pictures. And the inside of the building was just beautiful. A little expensive for a rental that you have to rent all tables/chairs/etc. separately, but when you look at your wedding photos, definitely worth it!
by Kurt Poulos
Grew up going here, always a great escape from the city and very convenient
by Jim Nelson
Saw the turtles and snakes demonstration, lots of fun. Beautiful scenery. They do a great job for a non-profit.
by William Grant
Great asset to nature and bird lovers. Their shows are fun for all ages while demonstrating the beauty of their birds in flight.
by Mike Mcilhone