Things to do in Milwaukee with kids
When thinking about places to visit in the USA with families, Milwaukee might not be high on most lists. However, it should be!
Perfect for summer and yes, even perfect for those cold winters, as most of the attractions are indoors!
Museum’s are a-plenty for those growing minds, and great for those winter days. The Milwaukee Public Museum is one of the best in the area. Discovery World is a great interactive science and technology experience, and the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for kids under 12 so no excuse not to go!
The little ones even get their own museum with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. It's where kids can be anyone they want to be! (Ever superheros!)
Did you know that Milwaukee is surprisingly green? Come summer kids will love playing in the many parks scattered around the city, and with the city on the shores of Lake Michigan, you can’t go past attractions like the 185 acres of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - amazing kids fun in nature with hikes and wildlife!
A true family friendly city in this great country!
Active and creative kids up to 10 years can learn through play at this Milwaukee children's museum!
Prepare for an awesome journey that will take you through technical wonders, mystical and innovative exhibits, and natural splendor. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin
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.
A fun play cafe in Shorewood geared toward those little sprouts up to 6 years, with play, classes, programs & more!
Active kids will love this huge indoor arena for playing lazer tag: the zero contact combat game played with infra red!
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!
Incredi-Roll is a modern Roller Skating Rink in the Greater Milwaukee Area, with laser tag and a bounce house too!
Cool Waters is a heated outdoor water park with swimming, tube slides, kiddie slides, fun interactive features, sand volleyball & more!
Indoor complex for kids offering themed areas with hands-on activities, plus play equipment & laser tag.
185 acres of wetlands, forests, ravines and shores in this beautiful Milwaukee Nature Center for the whole family to explore
Have Fun TImez in Wisconsin at this family entertainment center, with laser tag, rock climbing, playground and inflatables!
A fun indoor play center where kids can ride, climb, slide, and have fun! A great Wisconsin adventure for kids aged up to 8 years (but older are welcome!)
offers a classic roller skating or blading experience, skate frames to help kids, lessons available. Plus inflatable fun zone and arcade.
Welcoming day visitors, the water park boasts several interactive zones for small children, a huge Water Works with cannons, geysers and it's own slides for older kids, and 3 serious thrill flumes some with passenger options.
An entreatingly fun magic show with kid-sized fun suitable for the whole family.
A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!
The East Troy Electric Railroad runs from East Troy to Mukwonago in southeast Wisconsin. Regular weekend service begins May 10th and continues every weekend and holiday through October 26th. Weekday trains run from June 18th through August 29th on We....
Take a 'buck buggie' ride and see elk, deer,buffalo and other wildlife. Lots of fun for the whole family!
Visit one of the Midwest's finest outdoor family entertainment complexes with 11 acresof activities for all ages, including go-karts, bumper boats and laser tag!
Who knew history could be so fun?! Explore life in the late 1800s/early 1900s in a very hands-on way. Dig into some 19th century chores, meet farmers and learn what life was really like working and living on a farm!
An eclectic combination is on offer at Pleasure Valley, being able to pick your own pumpkin, visit a LOT of llamas or choose one of the many games, rides and activites.
Video games come to life in this fun, safe and combat style experience with infra red lazers and great missions - on the largest outdoor lazer battlefield in the WORLD!
Open Gym session lets kids try out the purpose built kids' equipment without pre arrangement, plus the trampolines from which one can jump into a large foam pit.
is a classic family friendly roller skating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages.
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.
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.
A fun place for kids to play with super cute animals, as well as enjoy this educational and playful farm.
Great family camping fun in beautiful woodlands in Wisconsin, with swimming pool, beach, and fun activities for active kids!
Little Amerricka is an old fashioned, family owned Amusement Park, where young and old alike can enjoy an entire afternoon of affordable classic family fun! All of us here at Little Amerricka pride ourselves in the restoration, preservation, and c....
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).
Fun Virtual Reality adventures for the kids in Madison, where you don't have to leave the city to fight zombies or walk the plank!
16 acres of outdoor natural beauty and gardens for the family to explore, with exotic plants, birds, and even a waterfall - all for FREE!
Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about ....
Farm fun in Wisconsin, with the state's LARGEST corn maze, playground, hayrides, pumpkin patch, and more more!
A fun kids museum in Madison with hands-on fun including art studio, interactive gear, water fun, restored log cabin with period activities, & much more!
Take a journey into the deep history of Wisconsin at this fascinating Geology Museum, with hands-on learning for kids!
Henry Vilas is a FREE entry family zoo offering multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.
A kid-friendly local history museum. Travel back in time with family-friendly exhibits that bring the region's history to life, watch the famous Apostles Clock chime the hour, stroll through the 1908 Sawyer mansion and check out the traveling exhibit....
A 500 acre nature education center with hands- on museum exhibits, outdoor live wildlife exhibits, self guided nature trails, & more!
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 growth. Both northern and....
Epic mini golf across 3 courses indoor and out, plus the unique Foot Golf, Water Wars game, remote control boats, batting cages, redemption arcade, climbing wall and Jump Shot trampoline basketball game!
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!
Kids can get artistic and creative at this paint your own pottery experience in Madison! Great for birthday parties too!
A family owned and family friendly campground in the beautiful hollows of Wisconsin. Seasonal sites with an incredible list of activities!
Canoe and Kayak adventures in Wisconsin with this fun family rental company that can take you into the great outdoors!
The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley opened to the public on March 20, 1998. This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround so....
From historical photos of people, buildings, and machines to samples of pulp and paper, there's lots to touch, smell, and examine. Play space included.
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!
Inside the walls of the History Museum, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley!
Amazing interactive experiences for kids of all ages that inspire, teach, and allow those imaginations to flow! From dragons, to towns and storybook characters.
100 arcade games, Laser Tag, outdoor mini-golf and batting cages, bumper cars, a carousel, a kids' playroom…phew! But it’s all there at Funset to be enjoyed!
Ten Pin bowling fun at Super Bowl, with parties, leagues, specials, and great family fun!
Laser tag, mini-bowling, go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, and so much more for those active kids in Wisconsin!
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!
An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!
A fun and interesting collection of fascinating circus artifacts - it might even be the largest in the world! Historic circus fun for the whole family in Wisconsin!
Active little ones over 5 years can enjoy this latest sport of balancing and walking on webbing stretched across the ground! Great to keep active, and it's great entertainment!
From infants to pre-teens, all ages are welcome at this fun indoor play center great for kids to learn, get creative, and develop!
At the National Railroad Museum we strive to introduce visitors to a chapter in national history that brought wealth and modernity to millions of Americans. Learning about the history of rail allows us to connect the political, cultural and economic ....
Indoor AND outdoor fun with these water parks at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin, with and indoor theme park too!
Go Packers! Head behind the scenes of the Green Bay Packers and re-live all the exciting moments from their football history. Fun tours for those sports loving children!
Entertaining indoor fun with an XD theatre ride, rope course and 24 lane bowling facility.
How can you go wrong at an amusement park that measures fun in screams per second! Rides for all ages in this exciting Wisconsin attraction.
Inspire your imagination and unlock the secrets to a universe of fun! With over 150 hands-on activities, this interactive science center will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of science, space and technology!
Wizard Quest is the leader in computer interactive games played in a live setting. The setting is a 13000 square foot fantasy, themed labrynth (called the quadrasphere).
Kids can enjoy meeting over 70 species of animals from all over the world at this popular wildlife park, with train rides too
Dells Army Duck Tours pilot and guide you on an expedition through our wilderness in WWII amphibious vehicles, called ducks. It's fun, entertaining and a must tour when visiting Wisconsin Dells!
Face your fears with Ghost Out-Post Haunted House! Are you afraid of the Dark?? Have you ever been hunted by a man-eating rat? Do you know how it feels to be trapped in a maze with twisted torture victims? Eeek!
Monster Truck World is designed to offer calm seats toward the front and mid to extreme THRILL seats behind axel in rear and outer thrill seats for the visually brave and persons with no vertigo issues.
Make a splash at America's LARGEST water park, with waterslides, wave pools, tube rides, mini golfs, arcades, and much more!
With an indoor AND outdoor theme park, outdoor water park, AND indoor water park all waiting to be enjoyed - Mt Olympus is certainly an exciting place to visit for all ages!
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600-acre wildlife refuge, with FREE admission to enjoy this special place in Wisconsin
Family fun for all with mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, paintball, arcade and LOTS of fun to be had!
Experience this outdoor, living museum recreating the "Golden Age of Railroading" back in the 19th century! Locomotive fun for kids in Wisconsin!
A fun family amusement park with inexpensive rides on the bank of Fox River, with rides, concessions, and a roller coaster!
From the extreme to the sublime, the indoor and outdoor waterparks at Chula Vista Resort has thrilling slides slides, a relaxing lazy river, kids areas and even an arcade! Day passes available
Self guided tours of the big cat rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types, including Morning Feeding & the thrilling Night Tour.
The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to come to their own conclusions and to turn his world o....
Live animal encounters, an adventure park with zip lines, and education on conservation? Must be NEW Zoo & Adventure Park!
Family fun on wheels with Galaxie Skate Center, with retro nights and family nights!
When in the northern part of the Door Peninsula, be sure to visit the Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock. The newly remodeled facility features the fishing tug Hope built in 1930 by Sturgeon Bay Boat Works (currently Great Lakes Yacht Works). ....
Travel back in time to a 140 year old lighthouse, on it's own island with rich family history and sweeping views of Lake Michigan!
The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art occupies a landmark 1907 building in the historic center of Sturgeon Bay, WI. It houses a permanent collection of over 200 works of art as well as continually changing exhibits.
A historic day out at Point Basse, taking you back to the early settlers lives on what was once a Native American trail.
Schmeeckle Reserve is an ideal place for hiking, jogging, biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing. With over 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a pristine 24-acre lake, a diversity of wildlife species, and a full-service visitor....
Fun public skating sessions, as well as special events and live radio broadcast skates - get those skates on in Wisconsin Rapids! With an arcade too!
Visit the Cranberry Discovery Center where you can learn all about this “berry” unique crop. Through storyboards, video, sound recordings, static and interactive displays. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ....
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the career of Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, History of Bicycling, Wisconsin Astronauts, and aviation in Monro....
Come check out our body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children's pool with water geysers, kids' slide, prehistoric fish and much more!
An action-packed Wisconsin adventure park with multi-attraction indoor experience for youth & adults, with trampolines, toddler area, extreme nets & more!
Learning and fun rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, birthday parties, gift shop, field trips, summer day camps, special programs, and more. For ages 1-12 with adult companions.