185 acres of wetlands, forests, ravines and shores in this beautiful Milwaukee Nature Center for the whole family to explore
Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary
West Bend, WI
Take a 'buck buggie' ride and see elk, deer,buffalo and other wildlife. Lots of fun for the whole family!
Our Gardens connect nature and literature to enrich children's lives. An absorbing and whimsical exploration of many children's books through creations of the environments they conjure.
Fond du Lac, WI
Picnic areas and playgrounds aplenty, mini train and carousel, plus explore the Lakeside Park Lighthouse and observation tower or go boating on Lake Winnebago (seasonal).
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
16 acres of outdoor natural beauty and gardens for the family to explore, with exotic plants, birds, and even a waterfall - all for FREE!
A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!
Woodland Dunes Nature Center
Two Rivers, WI
Woodland Dunes is an oasis of marshland, swamps, sandy fields and meadows and wooded ridges between Manitowoc and Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Woodland Dunes is located in a "tension zone" between two distinct areas of natural…
Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!
Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!
Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum in Illinois!
Enormous open air facility offering global plant life, storytelling tree-houses, children's garden interactive play zone, open air tram ride and miles of nature trails.
600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Cross Plains, WI
An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!
Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!
Outdoor Discovery Center – Macatawa Greenway
Michigan's Outdoor Discovery Center is a beautiful place for the whole family to get lost into nature, with over 4miles of beautiful trails winding through a variety of landscapes.
Silver Beach County Park
Saint Joseph, MI
Beach fun in Michigan perfect for kids, with playgrounds, sports, fishing, and special events!
Milwaukee County Zoo
More than 2,275 creatures are waiting in this family friendly zoo, with workshops, concerts and food festivals too! A fun animal filled day out for all ages in Milwaukee!
Green Meadows Petting Farm
East Troy, WI
A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo
Fond du Lac, WI
Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and snowshoeing in winter.
From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!
Henry Vilas Zoo
Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!
Kline Creek Farm
West Chicago, IL
A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!
Mulberry Lane Petting Farm
Animal time! Kids will love spending the day in this sweet Wisconsin petting farm where they can take a guided tour and meet all the friendly farm animals!
Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!
216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!
Special Memories Zoo
This sweet small zoo has a big heart for animals and welcomes animal loving kids who want to spend the day around these beautiful creatures!
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
< 1 mile
Active and creative kids up to 10 years can learn through play at this Milwaukee children's museum!
Milwaukee Public Museum
From dinosaurs to the hall of shells this is a fascinating and child friendly stop covering a vast range of specialist topics with an ever changing selection of exhibitions.
Plymouth Arts Center
A cultural day out with the family at this Arts Center in Plymouth. With art galleries and exhibits for kids to explore and take in, it can make a relaxing and artistic family day out.
Volo Auto Museum
30 acres of automobile fun in Illinois, with Hollywood cars, classic cars and a Kids Zone!
Lake County Discovery Museum
Showcases aspects of local history using intriguing exhibits and hands on features to keep learning fun. Permanent and travelling exhibitions.
Illinois Railway Museum
The Illinois Railway Museum, as you see it today, is the result of decades of effort by a dynamic group of dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here at…
Kohl Childrens Museum of Greater Chicago
- of Greater Chicago is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. Our 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to make learning fun for young children. One of the many fun family…