FREE Admission Trips for Kids

There’s a lot that groups of kids—under adult supervision—can do in Greater Milwaukee during the summer, and much of it is FREE! You’ll find all the details in the categories below.

  • Parks

    You’ll find dozens of parks in Greater Milwaukee, with amenities that range from simple picnic areas to extravagant playsets, ball fields, and much more.
  • Zoos

    Lions and tigers and bears… oh yeah! Not to mention giraffes ‘n’ snakes ‘n’ apes ‘n’ critters of all shapes and sizes.
  • Pools

    Wading pools? Check. Splash pads? Check. Indoor and outdoor pools? Check. Water parks? Check. Wet and wild and lots of fun? Check. ‘Nuff said.
  • Tours

    Want to sit inside a fire engine? Climb to the top of a lighthouse? Learn to sail? Sample free pizza, pastry, soda, and candy? If so, there’s a tour waiting for you.
  • Music

    Pick a musical style, pick a place, pick a day, pick a time… Yep, there’s a concert, or a performance, or a show goin’ on somewhere in Greater Milwaukee.
  • Nature Centers & Programs

    Want to learn more about the natural world around us? Our area’s nature centers and their programs can help.
  • Beaches

    Bring your towel, your spf 40, your flip-flops, and your beach toys. From the miles-long shore of Lake Michigan to the many inland lakes, Greater Milwaukee has a beach for you.
  • Fairs & Festivals

    Summer in Wisconsin never lasts long enough, that’s why we pack so many celebrations into the season.
  • Galleries & Museums

    From physics to dinosaurs to stars to motorcycles to sculpture to bells, you’ll find
    it here.
  • Libraries

    They’re not just for rainy days anymore! Lots of programs, lots of possibilities, lots of things
    to do!

Kids' Stuff That Costs A Few Bucks

There’s no doubt that FREE beats “for-fee” most of the time, but once in a while, it might not be so bad to spend a couple bucks on a fun activity. With this thought in mind, we’ve included a few possibilities for your consideration.

  • Sporting Events

    One glance through this category and you’ll know you’re getting a lot for a little.
  • Tours

    For your consideration: a few more excellent ideas. There’s a fee, but these tours are unique.
  • Miscellaneous

    Sometimes "fun" defies description, but you still have to give it a name. This is what we call it.
  • Museums

    Some museums, like these, are extra special, and that makes them worth the fee.