Offers free Christian-based arts education programming for ages 5-17.
Qualifying families can apply for free access to the Children’s Museum, which includes additional support for caregivers, including free parent engagement programs and transportation assistance.
5:00-8:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Enjoy access to all of the museum’s hands-on exhibits, and stop by the Be A Maker space to find tools, materials and techniques for endless ways to experiment and create.
Free programs for families and children of all ages. Summer camp rates based on a sliding scale.
Free admission for Milwaukee County residents, first Thursday of the month.
Pay what you choose performances are offered for select productions.
Sharon Lynn Wilson Center provides monthly free workshops for families. Register in advance.
Girls in 3rd through 8th grade develop critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. They also learn about the importance of fitness.
Scholarships are available based on family income. Application information is available here
Find scheduled hikes, festivals, and programs throughout the year at Havenwoods. In addition, checkout backpacks, read nature books, take Smokey for a hike, or explore in Havenwoods' big backyard.
A limited number of skates are available for adults and 3rd-8th grade students to borrow for free on-site.
Family Access pass available for $20 annually to qualifying families.
Pay-what-you-can performances reduce the cost of these concerts.
Family Free Days
Free zoo admission for everyone; parking fee still applies.
Free admission monthly. Reduced admission for Milwaukee County residents daily. Details here.
Affordable Adventure memberships available for families in financial need. Apply here.
Pay what you can ticket program makes tickets accessible to everyone.
Things to do in Milwaukee With Kids Today
Free evening recreation for teens and families
Wellness Day offers free wellness programming and resources at different locations throughout the year.
Free annual pass for all 4th graders, thru Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Pass also admits all siblings age 16 & younger, plus 3 adults; entire family is free.
Pay what you can tickets offer affordable chance to see performances
Free annual family pass to Riveredge Nature Center to ALL fourth graders. Includes access to all trails, programs & festivals, free snowshoe use, discounts on camps & rentals, day passes for 6 friends/family, 4 free day passes to Feith Family YMCA (Port Washington) & admission to over 140 nature centers in the US. Good thru Aug 31.
Provides mothers and their children a regular meeting place where they can participate in social and educational activities with an emphasis on reading.
Inexpensive programming for families and children connecting city-dwellers to nature; camp scholarships available
This site has resources to help you enjoy your nearby nature: educational content for families, ideas for how to learn from nature, fun activities to share, and more!
Project-based after school programming during the semester, running from Tuesday–Friday weekly. All sessions are FREE and open to all students ages 6–12.
Series of art workshops on days when MPS is closed. All art supplies are included. Class size is limited. Registration is recommended.