Area Events


cider sunday logo cidersun300 copyStart your fall with a Friends of Wehr tradition, Cider Sunday fundraiser.  Held the first Sunday in October every year. Enjoy an afternoon filled with live music, great food, family activities, and fresh-made apple cider.  Take a guided walk along the Nature Center trails and explore the changing leaf colors of the season. Proceeds from a fall themed silent auction and raffle will support Wehr Nature Center programming and projects. Cider Sunday is a great way to get the whole family involved in nature for the day.  Come dressed for the weather, and be ready for a great time!   CIDER SUNDAY

Fee information:

$3 per person
FREE for FOW members
$3 parking fee


   Songs & Stories Tour

   Wednesday, Sep 21 2016, 
   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

   Milwaukee Theatre
   500 W Kilbourn Ave.
   Milwaukee, WI 5320







   Sandi Patty: Forever Grateful-The Farewell Tour

   Friday, Oct 21 2016, 
   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

   Hales Corners Lutheran Church
   12300 W Janesville Rd.
   Hales Corners, WI 53130




Master's Touch Homeschool Summer Park Days! Each week during the summer (Starting officially in June)  we meet up with other homeschoolers or families that are interested in homeschool.  This is a relaxing time to get to know each other, have our kids play in a safe environment, and enjoy the day God gave us!  Check the calendar for times and location.



Free the first Friday of every month

Free for all visitors! 
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Thank You Thursday from 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.

Free general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month.

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Free on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Excludes major holidays

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2016 Free Days 
January 9, February 6, March 5, October 8, November 5 &

December 3

Special Holidays Free Days 
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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Check out these sites for family friendly activities throughout the month:

Milwaukee Moms 

Milwaukee County Parks

What's Happening in Wisconsin!

Metro Parent - Milwaukee



 Arts / Crafts:

  • Sharon Lynne Center for the Arts: Explore the natural world through the arts! Teaching artists will help every child discover the wonderful sounds, patterns, colors, and rhythms in our own backyard—Brookfield's beautiful Mitchell Park.
  • Home Depot Free Kids workshops: First Saturday of every month. Pre-registering is required. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Nature / Outdoor Fun:

  • Wehr Astronomical Observatory Sessions: Observatory sessions are held about every other Friday throughout the year at Froemming Park (On 51st Street between Ryan Rd. and Puetz Rd.). Park in the parking lot on the west side of 51st Street and then walk west for 400 feet to the observatory. We show you the REAL sky. Presentations will consist of a general overview of the sky and telescopic observations.

Sports / Athletics:

  • Adventure Rock: Most people who come to Adventure Rock for the first time participate in our Clip’N Go program.   This program utilizes our auto belay systems. There are no knots to tie,  no commands to learn, and you don’t even need a partner.  After a short orientation, you will simply clip into one of our 17 Clip’N Go  stations and start climbing.  It is that easy.  Our Clip’N Go program is great for nearly any age climber (5 years and up). All visitors must complete a Visitor Agreement.

  • Pulaski indoor pool: 2701 S. 16 St. You'll enjoy the indoor pools year-round. Pools have diving boards, locker rooms, and snacks and drinks available for purchase.

  • Public Ice Skating at the Pettit:

  • Rollero Family Roller Skating:!schedule/cp0k

Theater / Performances:


  • Comedy sportz: If you come to see ComedySportz®, you'll see one Referee and two teams of Players, one red and one blue-- competing against each other in improv games based on the suggestions of the fans watching the match!  There are seven to ten games per match, with the occasional willing volunteer joining us up on the field to help the hilarity ensue!  Tickets to any of the shows:

  • Classic Movies in the Charles Allis Art Museum: Every other Wednesday, doors open at 6:30, Movie begins at 7:30. Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's.  Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen.  Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

Open Gym at Midwest Twisters: Come into the gym and let your children get their wiggles out! Trampolines, a foam pit, climbing & swinging ropes, a rock wall, slides, and safe gymnastics equipment. This is a supervised time, not a structured class, where children can come and play on the equipment. Open Gyms run year round. The days and times are different at each 3 locations, and do change between the school year and summer. Check the schedule here for the location(s) you are interested in.

Childrens Story Hour: At Something More in Greenfield, story hour is every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in our play castle.

Feeding Time at the UEC: Join the Urban Ecology Center?s animal residents for lunch. Saturdays at 1 p.m. Free for all ages. 1500 E. Park Pl. (414) 964-8505.

Music on KK: Joyce Parker Productions presents free music concerts every Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. (donations are appreciated.) 2685 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. (414) 744-8866.

Betty Brinn Children's Museum: participate in interactive stories, songs and puppet shows every Saturday at 11:30 a.m., free w/admission

Raptor Saturdays: Get to know Sir Frederick II, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center's bald eagle, and a few of his feathered friends. First Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. Free with $4 admission to SANC. 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd. (414) 352-2880.

Wisconsin Geological Society's Junior Rockhounds: Meets the second Monday of the month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m. Call Jody at 414-771-4780

Children's Health Education Center presents health & safety related classes at Betty Brinn Children's Museum on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. Free admission.

Classes for Lifestages: Community classes on a variety of health, safety & wellness issues, 1-800-272-3666 (option 2)

AMF South Park (South Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee) Family Bowling Specials between 10am and noon every Sunday offers $1 bowling, $1.50 each for shoes, popcorn & sodas. AMF 414-762-9500

Mommy Matinee at South Shore Cinema every Thursday at noon. 7261 S 13th St., Oak Creek 414-768-5960

Milwaukee Art Museum:

  • Studio Workshop School Program #1 (Grades 3-5): Explore an hour of hands-on art making and an hour docent-guided tour on one of the following topics: Animals, Portraiture, and Color and Design. This program is developed for groups of 20 to 60 maximum students. It is available to your students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The special fee for participating in this program is $6 per student and chaperone, which includes Museum admission.
  • Studio Workshop School Program #2 (Grades 6-8): Explore an hour of hands-on art making and an hour docent-guided tour on the following topic: Portraiture. This program is developed for groups of 20 to 60 maximum students. It is available to your students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-2p.m. The special fee for participating in this program is $6 per student and chaperone, which includes Museum admission. Contact: Sylvia Peine at 414-224-3828 or




Revised: 3/18/16 -bp