For kids


Kite Flying

Even though this year's kite festivals are canceled, families are encouraged to fly kites at Veterans Park. A large selection of kites and concessions is available at the Gift of Wings kite store.

Gift of Wings, Veterans Park

1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.


Through Oct. 31

Dinosaurs Unearthed

The exhibit is displayed entirely outside, and features more than 20 rumbling, robotic creatures taking center stage, in a lush and tropical habitat behind the Small Mammals building. This “Jurassic-fantastic” world lets visitors come face to face with life-sized recreations of some of the mightiest animals to have roamed the earth.

Milwaukee County Zoo


July 1, 5, 12, 15, 26, 29

Behind the Scenes Barnyard

Go behind the scenes at the Barnyard. Work with a historic farmer, enjoy a “driving lesson” with the new oxen team and then explore the farm, getting up close with animals, lending a hand, and even collecting eggs to take home. Advanced registration and payment is required, call (262) 594-6311.

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy 67


July 16

Family Canoe

Join center staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for an easy-going and family-friendly paddle. This is perfect for first-timers or seasoned canoers. All necessary equipment is provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own life jackets.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center


July 20

Monday Magic

Join Director of Education Tom Finley for a family hike to various habitats at the center and discover the magic within them.

This program will take place entirely outdoors. Social distancing will practiced, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center



Backyard Program

Visit the Backyard Program online at:

Urban Ecology Center