Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum in Illinois!
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!
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.
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!
Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!
A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!
Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!
Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!
600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
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!
From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!
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!
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!
Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!
Henry Vilas Zoo
Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.
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!
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!
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!
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!
Coal Valley, IL
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train. Animal fun in Illinois!
Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue
Rock Springs, WI
Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this will…
Discovery Center Museum
< 1 mile
The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park…
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
A step back in time at one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the USA from the 1800s. Filled with Victorian Era furnishings and artifacts, it also has a fascinating Indian Burial…
Midway Village Museum
Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press.
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…
Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
Rock Falls, IL
Take a look into the history of Rock Falls Firefighting at this fun fire museum in Illinois - great for kids who love big trucks and learning!
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.
SciTech "hands-on" museum boasts over 200 interative exhibits, daily shows, special events and activities. Hours of fun for kids in Aurora!
UW Geology Museum
Take a journey into the deep history of Wisconsin at this fascinating Geology Museum, with hands-on learning for kids!
Madison Childrens Museum
Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for over.
DuPage Childrens Museum
DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…we’re a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity,…