Family Attractions

Looking for a family-friendly getaway that’s just as much fun for you as it is for the kids? Look no further! These Milwaukee family favorites are tons of fun for all ages.

  1. Betty Brinn Children's Museum

    Children's Museum

    Betty Brinn Children's Museum

    Check out the hands-on exhibits and activities at Milwaukee’s only museum designed specifically for kids 10 and younger. Role-play jobs in a kid-sized community with everything from a post office to a pretend motorcycle dealership.

    929 E. Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 390-5437
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  2. Discovery World

    Family-friendly Museum

    Discovery World

    Kids can get hands-on experience with science and technology in exhibits like Physics & You, Innovation Planet, and Les Paul’s House of Sound, and then explore the world of water and the Great Lakes in the Reiman Aquarium. You can also get out on the lake on the S/V Denis Sullivan, a re-creation of a three-masted Great Lakes schooner.

    500 N. Harbor Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 765-9966
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  3. The Domes


    The Domes

    Visit a desert, the tropics, and more without ever leaving Milwaukee at the unique Mitchell Park Conservatory. The Domes are also home to the Winter Farmer’s Market and a popular holiday train display during the winter.

    524 S. Layton Boulevard
    Milwaukee, WI • 53215
    (414) 257-5611
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  4. First Stage

    Youth Performance

    First Stage

    Children and adults can explore the wonder of the performing arts together through shows inspired by children’s literature and performed by a company of professional adults and local youth actors.

    929 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 267-2929
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  5. Gift of Wings, Inc. Kite Store

    Specialty Shopping

    Gift of Wings, Inc. Kite Store

    Let's fly a kite! Located in Veterans Park on the lakefront, a stop at this kite shop will provide hours of fun for the whole family.

    McKinley Marina
    Veterans Park (lakefront)
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 273-5483
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  6. Harley-Davidson Museum

    Family-friendly Museum

    Harley-Davidson Museum

    Learn the history of this American icon. Kids can build their own virtual bike and try on pint-size Harley-Davidson gear in the Imagination Station.

    400 W. Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 287-2789
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  7. The experience of monumental sculptures in nature is great for families. Weekly "art drop-in" sessions introduce kids 6-11 to a new artmaking technique.

    2145 W. Brown Deer Road
    Milwaukee, WI • 53217
    (414) 446-8794
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  8. Milwaukee Art Museum

    Family-friendly Museum

    Milwaukee Art Museum

    Get inspired by the art on display inside one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful buildings. The famous wings have the wingspan of a Boeing 747; make sure to stop and watch them “flap” at noon before going inside. Kids can get in touch with the art through free ArtPacks and even create their own art project to take home at the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio.

    700 N. Art Museum Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 224-3200
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  9. More than 2,500 animals are housed on 200 acres of natural habitats at this nationally-recognized zoo open 365 days a year. Kids will love the Sky Trail Wisconsin Adventure Zone, featuring a 500-foot zip line. Take a ride on the Safari Train that circles the grounds and catch educational wildlife shows featuring birds of prey, sea lions, and more.

    10001 W. Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, WI • 53226
    (414) 771-3040
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  10. Milwaukee Public Museum

    Family-friendly Museum

    Milwaukee Public Museum

    Travel around the world, back in time on the Streets of Old Milwaukee, and to the depths of the ocean at this human and natural history museum. Also home to the Dome Theater and Planetarium, featuring a six-story-tall screen and 3-D projectors. Keep an eye out for a rattlesnake - somewhere near by is the famous hidden “snake button" to make the rattlesnake rattle!

    800 W. Wells Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (414) 278-2728
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  11. Take me out to the ball game! The weather is always perfect for baseball under Miller Park’s fan-shaped retractable roof. Let younger fans enjoy the KidsZone, an interactive play area featuring a mini-version of Bernie Brewer’s famous slide, and the whole family can cheer on the famous Racing Sausages when they take the field before the bottom of the sixth inning.

    1 Brewers Way
    Milwaukee, WI • 53214
    (414) 902-4452
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  12. Old World Wisconsin

    Family-friendly Museum

    Old World Wisconsin

    Wisconsin’s pioneer history comes alive at this living history museum, featuring more than 60 original structures from all over the state. Join in crafts, farm chores, games, and more interactive fun as costumed reenactors show you what life was like for early settlers.

    W372 S9727 Highway 67
    P. O. Box 69
    Eagle, WI • 53119
    (262) 594-6301
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  13. Sprecher Brewery

    Gourmet Soda Tour

    Sprecher Brewery

    You’ll find a modern twist on old-world brewing traditions on this brewery tour that’s fun for the whole family! Adults can sample up to four microbrews, and all ages are welcome to unlimited samples of the famous gourmet sodas (including The New York Times’ pick for best root beer in the country).

    701 W. Glendale Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53209
    (414) 964-2739
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