1) Start spring break with something sweet. Riveredge’s Maple Sugarin’ Festival will take visitors on a tasty tour. Learn how to tap a tree, get creative with indoor crafts and see how sap is transformed into syrup. Then try Riveredge’s classic pancakes with 100 percent pure maple syrup.
Cost: Non-members – $10
Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville; (262) 375-2715
2) The Racine Museum of Art will host its 9th Annual International Peeps Exhibition from March 22 – April 8. Kids will get a kick out colorful, sugary marshmallows placed against the contemporary art.
Cost: Adults – $7, Kids under 12 – Free
March 22 – April 8
441 Main Street, Racine
3) Families are invited to hunt for Easter eggs, meet the Easter bunny and get their faces painted at Egg Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a parade at 2 p.m. at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm.
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Rd; 414-256-5412
4) Discovery World will host the Spring Fling Egg Hunt on March 24. Bring the family to hunt for eggs throughout the Museum. Find seven eggs of each color to be entered for a free Family Membership.
Cost: Adults – $19 Children – $16
Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr; 414 – 765-9966
5) Some of the best learning can take place outside the classroom. Enroll the kids in the Urban Ecology Center’s Spring Break Nature Exploration Camp to enjoy some fun-packed, nature filled days.
Cost: $225 for the week
March 26 – 30
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park branch, 1859 N. 40th St
6) Head over to Discovery world for Robotics Week. Rockwell Automation will sponsor the event, featuring robots built for competition, industry and entertainment. Visitors can watch engineers showcase their savvy tech skills,
Cost: Included in cost of admission
March 28 – 31
Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr; 414 –765-9966
7) The Wisconsin Humane Society will host a spring break camp for kids who love animals. Activities include animal-themed crafts, a private shelter tour and many opportunities to hang out with furry, four-legged friends. Campers will also learn about animal care, safety and wildlife rehabilitation.
March 29 & April 5
Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee Campus, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave; 414-264-6257
8) Very Fairy Princess Day isn’t just for princesses. Princes, knights and wizards are also invited to the Mitchell Park Domes for face painting, storytelling, dance lessons and arts and crafts.
Cost: Adults – $8, Children – $6, Friend of the Domes Member – Free
Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd