DiscoveryWorld robot engineering exhibit

DiscoveryWorld robot engineering exhibit; credit Milwaukee CVB

Milwaukee Family Attractions

Brinn Children’s Museum
DESCRIPTION: Provides interactive and enchanting exhibits that promote hands-on learning and the development of fundamental skills, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Named in honor of Betty Brinn, a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages throughout Wisconsin. As an adult, Betty dedicated her life to helping underprivileged women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care.
ADMISSION: $6 Age 1 and over, $5 Age 55+
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-5p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 929 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PARKING: west on Michigan Street for access to parking garage
PHONE: 414-390-5437

Milwaukee Public Museum
DESCRIPTION: This popular museum features a permanent collection on African art, textiles, animals on 3rd floor; “Tells, Tombs & Temples” Egyptian art on 2nd floor. The “Streets of Old Milwaukee” gallery includes an exhibit on a prominent African American family, the Watsons, which date their presence in the region to the 1850s. Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater is located in the complex. Call for movie calendar.
ADMISSION: see website for pricing matrix; Free Ages 2 and under
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-319-4629 or 414-278-2702

Milwaukee County Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1892, this fine zoo accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association hosts Polar Bears, Brown Bears, Giant Octopus, Chinese Alligator, King Penguin, Koala, Ring-tailed Lemur, Red Panda, River Otter, Snow Leopard and Vampire Bats among its 2,000 animal residents. Over the years its animal habitats have expanded and upgraded, enabling better lifestyles for most animals. The zoo is also noted for its animal conservation efforts and breeding programs. There amore creature comforts for it human guests too.
ADMISSION: see website for pricing matrix; Free Age 2 and under
DAYS & HOURS: changes by season, see website
ADDRESS: 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-771-5500

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
DESCRIPTION: Designed by educators as a place where the arts, sciences, ingenuity, technology and the environment intersect in stimulating ways for visitors of all ages. It includes the maritime museum and learning center on the shores of Lake Michigan.
ADMISSION: see pricing matrix on website, Free Age 2-under
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 9a-4p, Sat-Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-765-8622

DESCRIPTION: Get a sense of Milwaukee’s flavor by strolling this cobblestone connected series of restaurants, bistros, cafes and shops that meanders through three distinct riverfront neighborhoods: the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B. RiverWalk winds more than 20 blocks from its’ northernmost to southernmost points and is unified by permanent sculptures and changing art exhibitions that create an attractive outdoor gallery. Explore this always open people magnet. The Historic Third Ward has become a hub for artistic activity and exhibition within Milwaukee and is currently home to more than 20 galleries and art studios, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Broadway Theatre Center.
ADDRESS: Water Street on the east and Plankinton on the west, Milwaukee, WI MAP

Veterans Park
DESCRIPTION: Paddle boats, inline skating, bike rental, a pavilion for picnics and small wedding receptions in a beautiful 93 acre lakefront setting; the Blue Jazz Barbeque Festival is held here. Open until 11p; the Children’s Museum is inland.
ADDRESS: next to the Veterans Park MAP

Martin Luther King Park
DESCRIPTION: Two square block park in the African-American community commonly used for picnics and public gatherings, like Juneteenth.
ADDRESS: 14th Street at Juneau Ave MAP

Fondy Farmers Market
DESCRIPTION: City’s largest and oldest, Farmers Market is also a historical area, notable for the significant role Fond du Lac Avenue played in the Underground Railroad. The market opens daily in the summer, with Saturdays bringing out the largest crowds. The indoor market hall promises to transform the venue into a year-round market for Wisconsin made and grown-products like honey, cheese, poultry, beef and produce. Its located at the Crossroads of North Milwaukee.
ADMISSION: Free entrance
DAYS & HOURS: May 9–June 20 Sat 9a–Noon; June 27–October 31 Sat 7a-3p, Tue, Thu, Sun 8a-3p; Nov 7–Nov 21 Sat 7a–3p
ADDRESS: 2200 West Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI MAP

Fiserv Forum
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2018, Home to the Milwaukee Bucks NBA and Marquette University basketball teams, the arena seats nearly 17,400 plus 34 suites for basketball and 18,000 for concerts, ice shows, X-games and other large events. The Greek Freak, 2-time NBA Season MVP, plays here. There are more restrooms for women than for men. Concession areas abound and are needed for 200 events per year. A new parking structure located across the street can hold 1,250 vehicles. The 30-acre district surrounding Fiserv Forum will become the largest development project ever undertaken in downtown Milwaukee, combining entertainment, residential and commercial spaces.
ADMISSION: pricing matrix based on Milwaukee Bucks games
DAYS & HOURS: see schedule on website
ADDRESS: 1111 Vel Phillips Avenue, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-227-0700

UWM Panther Arena
DESCRIPTION: 12,700 seat facility for concerts, family shows and mid-size sporting events. The 1998 upgrade included Sports Walk of Fame which acknowledges a number of Milwaukee legends such as Oscar Robertson, Hank Aaron and many others. Hank Aaron began his major league career when the Braves were located in Milwaukee.
ADMISSION: event dependent
DAYS & HOURS: see schedule on website
ADDRESS: 500 West Kilburn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-908-6000

Miller Park
DESCRIPTION: Home to the Milwaukee Brewers MLB baseball team, this phenomenal ballpark is a fan favorite for early tailgating; loaded with character and a retractable roof, this park within a 265-acre park features a statue of the all-time home run king Henry “Hank” Aaron, Henry Aaron State Trail and a sumptuous youth baseball facility.
ADMISSION: pricing matrix based on Milwaukee Brewers games
DAYS & HOURS: see schedule on website
ADDRESS: Miller Park Way, Milwaukee, WI MAP
PHONE: 414-902-4000 or 800-933-7890


0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.