The 8 Best Things to Do with Your Kids During Winter in Milwaukee by Age

Have young kids? This guide will help you keep them entertained through the winter.




Discovery World

Suggested Ages: 3-12

Kids of all ages love the aquarium on the lower level, but many of the other technical exhibits appeal to ages 6 and up.

500 N. Harbor Dr. 


Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee




Betty Brinn Children’s Museum 

Suggested Ages: Infant-8

This city staple has been facilitating hands-on imaginative play for decades. Pocket Park is great for crawling babies to stimulate their senses, and the Be A Maker space is great for older kids.

929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Photo courtesy of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum




Mitchell Park Domes

Suggested Ages: Infant-16

This is an ideal spot for everyone to escape the winter. Exhibits in the show dome change seasonally, but the train exhibit is a favorite for little ones every year in January. They have a guided scavenger hunt for older kids, too.

524 S. Layton Blvd.

aerial view of the Mitchell Park Domes
Photo courtesy of The Park People of Milwaukee County




Sky Zone Greenfield

Suggested Ages: 6-16

This expansive trampoline park has tons of games and attractions for older kids who have energy to burn. They also have Toddler Time so smaller kiddos don’t have to worry about getting knocked around.

4940 S. 76th St.

Photo via Sky Zone Greenfield Facebook




Flips 4 All

Suggested Ages: Infant-11

Open gyms on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday are a great chance to let tiny tots crawl around and explore all the different equipment. The foam pit is everyone’s favorite.

4630 N. Estabrook Ln., Glendale




Bounce Milwaukee

Suggested Ages: 2-10

The giant inflatables are a bit safer than trampolines for the little ones, and older kids dig the laser tag. Adults can take advantage of the bar, arcade and ax throwing.

2801 S. Fifth Ct.

Photo courtesy of Bounce Milwaukee




Little Sprouts Play Cafe

Suggested Ages: Infant-6

Clean, cozy and free coffee for caregivers! Keep an eye out for special events too, like cookie decorating, which happens monthly. Special events are often included in the price of admission.

4606 N. Wilson Dr., Shorewood; 1406 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon




Neighbor Art Studio

Suggested Ages: 8 months-10

This pop-up studio will be on Farwell until the end of April – and hopefully longer. This is a perfect spot for your children to get messy and creative.

2201 N. Farwell Ave. 

This Story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s 2020 Winter Playbook

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Jenna Kashou is a writer, storyteller and journalist specializing in lifestyle and culture feature writing for print and web. She is a frequent contributor to Milwaukee Magazine, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, The Business Journal and more. She was chosen as the fifth writer in residence at the historic Pfister Hotel where she wrote about and photographed guests and events. A Milwaukee native, Kashou has lived abroad and visited far-flung locales like Greece, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. She has always had an enormous sense of pride for her hometown and spreads this Milwaukee love everywhere she goes.