Family vacations in Milwaukee can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've done all the preparation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on traveling with children, here are recommended attractions for those planning Milwaukee family vacations.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Address: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-224-3200 Hours: Mondays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursday to 8 p.m.). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Price: Adults, $14; students with ID and seniors over 65, $12
Betty Brinn Children's Museum
Address: 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-390-5437 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Price: Adults and children 1 and older, $6; seniors 55 and older, $5
Milwaukee County Zoo
Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 Phone: 414-256-5412 Hours: November through February, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; March through May from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily; end of May through early September from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; early September through October from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily Price: January through March and November through December: Adult, $11.75; junior (ages 3 to 12), $8.75; children under 2, free; senior citizen (60 plus), $10.25. Prices rise an extra $1.50 to $2 from April through October
Mitchell Park Conservatory
Address: 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215 Phone: 414-257-5611 Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: Adults, $6.50; children 6 to 17, students with ID, county residents over 60 and disabled visitors, $5
Address: 4251 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 Phone: 414-931-2337 Hours: Tour times vary daily. Call 414-931-2337 on the day of your visit. Price: Free
Address: 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-273-2680 Hours: June through July. Check online for current schedule. Price: Adults and children over 10, $15, ticket valid all times; discounted entry Tuesday through Friday before 4 p.m., $8. Seniors over 60 and children 10 and under, $3 all times. Infants 2 and under, free
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
One of the city's newest attractions, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, offers various wet and dry experiences in its 120,000 square-foot lakefront facility. The 75,000-gallon freshwater tank at the Reiman Aquarium is appropriately filled with fish and other aquatic life found in the adjacent Lake Michigan while another 65,000-gallon salt water tank has Caribbean sea life. The facility has touch tanks where guests can get their hands wet and pet crabs, sharks and stingrays. If visitors prefer to stay dry, they can visit the Hive, an immersive virtual reality experience.
Address: 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-765-9966 Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: Adults, $16.95; children 3 to 17, $12.95; children under 3, free; seniors 60 and over, $14.95; college students, $9.95
What's your family's favorite Milwaukee travel destination?
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