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929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-KIDS (5437)
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Hours and Fees:
Monday-Saturday9am - 5pm
SundayNoon - 5pm
See calendar for special hours.
Adults & children age 1 and older $8.00
Seniors (age 55 and older) $7.00
Children younger than 1 year FREE
Members FREE

Pre-School Programs
The years before age 5 are critical to a child's development. In addition to special programs throughout the year, our weekly pre-school programs build school-readiness as children and caregivers have fun learning together. Space is limited. Please sign up when you arrive at the Museum!
Tot Time (Ages 1 – 3)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Singing, listening to stories, playing games and joining in activities for our youngest visitors are the first, critical steps in building academic and social skills for a lifetime. Join us for fun and games that are all about learning.
Music Makers with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Ages 2 – 5)
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
There will be no Music Makers September 11, October 23, November 27 or December 25
Sing, listen, play rhythm instruments and move to music.
Naomi’s Music Together (Age 5 and younger)
August 26 and December 9 at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Play instruments, chant rhythms and move to music during this class with Naomi Bodine, a teacher trained in the Music Together® program, known for its developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum.
Pint-Size Science (Ages 2 – 5)
September 16, October 14, November 11, and December 16 at 10:30 a.m.
From the kitchen to the playground – and even in the car – science is all around us. Join us as we make exciting science discoveries through stories, songs and experiments!
Be A Maker Programs
Be A Maker programs offer opportunities for children and adults to work together on a broad range of do-it-yourself maker activities using a variety of materials, real tools, digital resources and technologies that make it fun to tinker, learn new skills, collaborate and create something unique! All programs are free with regular admission.

Learn more about Be A Maker programs at

Weekday Making Sessions
Weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Weekend Making Sessions
Days/times vary.
Please visit for the schedule.
Special Programs and Performances
All programs and performances are free with regular admission unless otherwise noted. For up-to-date information to plan your visit to the Museum, visit
Movement and Music with Danceworks
October 6, November 3 and December 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Get your child’s body and mind moving! Children will practice simple movement and rhythm activities that help increase flexibility and motor skills, stimulate brain development and awaken the senses.
Nature Nook with the Urban Ecology Center
October 7, November 4 and December 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Join interactive, nature-themed programs that include songs, stories, games, and hands-on fun. Examine seeds and leaves, discover wildlife in your own backyard, listen to the sounds of nature and learn what animals do in winter.
It’s in the Bank sponsored by WaterStone Bank
October 9 & 16, November 6 & 20 and December 11 & 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Age 4 and older. Join us for facilitated play that teaches children about earning, spending, saving and sharing. Children will be the contestants in a fast-paced game show that will help them develop their financial vocabulary and learn to make smart decisions.
Ballet Class with the Milwaukee Ballet
October 12, November 9 and December 14 at 10 a.m.
Join dancers from Milwaukee Ballet II in a beginning dance/movement class. Learn the positions, work on splits, try runs and leaps, and more!
Get Growing with Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
October 13, November 10 and December 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Share stories and create something special! “Have fun on the farm,” explore what happens in fall, celebrate with a Japanese tea ceremony and learn all about birds.
Story Drama Workshops with First Stage
October 19, November 16 and December 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Age 3 and older. Join creative drama activities that encourage self-expression, concentration and cooperation. Have fun and enhance creativity by recreating stories inspired by stage productions and classic children’s literature.
Trash to Treasure with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
October 20, November 17 and December 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Get crafty with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful! Learn about our environment – and how to protect it – with stories and crafts. Explore a different environmental topic each month including trees, water, recycling and more!
Animal Antics with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee
October 27, November 24 and December 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Learn about animals (and meet some, too!) from around the world. Sing songs, play games and make a special craft to take home.
Milwaukee Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
December 5 at 1 p.m.
Enjoy a taste of the dazzling journey to a magical land where dolls, toys and snowflakes come to life in this seasonal favorite. Join the dancers as they perform excerpts from this classic ballet.

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The Museum offers free memberships for families in need. If you would like to sponsor a membership for a needy family click here.

If you are interested in receiving a free membership, please contact our Family Focus Membership Coordinator at familyfocus@
or (414) 390-KIDS (5437), ext. 5.

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