The days are finally getting warmer, school will be out soon and we can almost smell the barbecues drifting through the air. Everyone in the family is excited to kick back, relax and enjoy the long summer days and balmy summer nights.
But after a few weeks, you’ve gone to the same two playgrounds over and over again, and playing in the yard is starting to feel claustrophobic. Carefree laughter has turned to whining, and the long summer days seem, well, long.
You’d like to take your children on an exciting excursion and give them a change of scenery, but you don’t want to spend a fortune.
Fear not! Milwaukee is full of free family-friendly events and activities to keep your kids on their toes this summer without spending a dime.
1. Be entertained at Kidzdays at the Marcus Center. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 18 through Aug. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m., the Marcus Center offers live, interactive, performing arts programming completely free on their outdoor shaded stage. Partners include First Stage Theater, Rick Allen Magic Show, Milwaukee Public Library, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Trinity Irish Dancers, Milwaukee Ballet, Wehr Nature Center, and Lucky's African Drumming. Click here for details.
2. Take advantage of scheduled free days. Some of Milwaukee’s most popular attractions offer free days for county residents. You just have to know when they are:
- Milwaukee Art Museum: Free admission first Thursday of each month.
- The Domes: Free admission Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon (excluding major holidays).
- Milwaukee Public Museum: Free general admission on Mondays.
- Brinn Children’s Museum: Free admission third Thursday of every month 5-8 p.m.
3. Visit your local library – Milwaukee Public Libraries offer free summer entertainment at several locations including jugglers, local kids music, live animals, jujutsu and much more! They also offer weekly story times at many locations. Click here for the summer events schedule for families. …Read more...