Kids Activities in Downtown Milwaukee

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear (40% Off)

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Avenues West

Be amazed at the well-kept rooms and artifacts filling this building, taking you back in time to see everyday life in the early 1900s

$10 $6

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Admission for Two or Four or a Family Membership to Jewish Museum Milwaukee (50% Off)

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Museum celebrates the history of Jewish people in Wisconsin through rotating engaging exhibits

$12 $6

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Admission or Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum or Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

harles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Multiple Locations

Explore 2000 years of history at Charles Allis Art Museum or decorative arts and Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

$60 $30

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$50 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Sound Check Entertainment & Studios ($100 Value)

Sound Check Entertainment & Studios

West Allis

Each week, expert instructors meet with adults and kids during lessons focused on voice, guitar, drums, or other instruments

$100 $50

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One Hour of Tactical Laser Tag for Two or Four, or Party Package for Eight at Laser Tag Pro Milwaukee (Up to 62% Off)

Laser Tag Pro Milwaukee

Greenfield

Complete videogame-style laser-tag missions on a dynamic battlefield, armed with custom-built laser-tag guns modeled after advanced weaponry

$50 $20

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Four or Eight Laser-Tag Sessions at Kids in Motion (Up to 53% Off)

Kids in Motion

New Berlin

Kids aged 5 and older race around a 1,500 sq. ft. laser-tag arena that's specially designed to appeal to children

$20 $10

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Laser-Tag Package for Two or Four at Lasertag Adventure (40% Off)

Lasertag Adventure

Waukesha

Three hours of laser tag in a multi-level, jungle-themed laser-tag arena, trampoline dodgeball; and one one-topping pizza

$53.50 $32

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Two 60- or 90-Minute Jump Passes, Birthday for 10, or 10 SkyFit Classes at Sky Zone Milwuakee (Up to 51% Off)

Sky Zone Milwuakee

Waukesha

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide high-flying bounce sessions for all ages

$26 $14

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$39 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Kenosha Conservatory of Music ($88 Value)

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

$88 $39

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$24.99 for Cosmic Bowling for Four with Beer/Soda and Fries at Belgium Community Center ($72.49 Value) 

Belgium Community Center

Belgium

Colorful lights, energetic music, and glow-in-the-dark lanes enliven games as players sip soda and munch on fries

$72.49 $24.99

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$40 for Family-Fun Outing for 4 with Passes and Pizza Meal at America's Action Territory ($83.75 Value)

America's Action Territory

Kenosha

Families of four compete in laser-tag arena, slam multicolored bumper cars, play 150+ arcade games, and navigate a laser-maze

$83.75 $40

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Corn-Maze Adventures for Two, Four, or Six at Army Lake Camp (Up to 58% Off)

Army Lake Camp Corn Maze

East Troy

A camp operated by The Salvation Army offers Fall Harvest activities, including an extensive corn maze, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch

$22 $11

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Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six at Amazing Mirror Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Gurnee Mills Mall

Wall-to-wall reflections in 1,800-square-foot neon space creates a fun, challenging maze for guests to conquer and escape

$16 $8

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"Masters of Illusion" at Genesee Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Masters Of Illusion

Genesee Theatre

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Performers from CW’s Masters of Illusion share mind-boggling sets of magic

$55.90 $30

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Corn Maze Entry, Mining Rough, and $5 Vouchers for Two or Four at Glacier Rock Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Glacier Rock Farms

Lebanon

Spend a beautiful autumn day or evening searching for the way out of the corn maze, panning for treasure, or enjoying tasty snacks

$32 $17

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Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Four or Eight at Maple Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Maple Lanes

South Business Drive

Two hours of bowling on one or two lanes at an alley that also features sand volleyball courts and a golf simulator

$28 $14

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One Hours of Bowling for Up to 6 or 12 with Shoes and Drinks at Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes (Up to 72% Off)

Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes

Green Oaks (Lake Bluff)

Neighborhood bowling alley entertains guests with bowling on 12 automatically scored lanes

$86 $25

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Zipline Experience for Two or Four and Photos on a Memory Card at Hi-Liner Dual Racing Zip Lines (Up to 55% Off)

Hi-Liner Dual Racing Zip Lines

Plymouth

Race against friends and family by sailing down ziplines that reach 50 mph on a 1,200-foot-long course

$100 $50

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Sports Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Kits Sports Center (Up to 49% Off)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

Up to 20 kids can play at basketball, baseball, soccer, or flag football during a birthday party at this sports center.

$145 $79

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Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

$38 $17

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$18 for Nickel City Family Entertainment Center Visit for Four with Pizza, Pop, and Gameplay ($31.99 Value)

Nickel City

Northbrook

Share a large pizza and pitcher of soda between turns on 100+ nickel-operated video and redemption games

$31.99 $18

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10 Open-Jump Sessions, Parent's Night Out, or Tween Night at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls spacious party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$80 $40

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Two or Four Private Instrument or Voice Lessons at Piano Trends Music Company (Up to 61% Off)

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

$63 $29

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Halloween Hop at The Five Seasons Sports Club on Saturday, November 1 (25% Off)

"Halloween Hop" Party for Families

Five Seasons Sports Club

Kids get extra trick-or-treating time and enjoy face-painting and games, while grownups shop and sip wine

$20 $15

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Ice-Skating Admission for Two or Four Plus Skate Rental at Watts Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Watts Ice Center

Watts Ice Center

Two lighted outdoor ice rinks nestled among three acres of public park and trees along the North Shore

$22 $12

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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Visit for Two or Four to Kohl Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Kohl Children's Museum

Glenview

Two-acre outdoor sculpture park and 16 other interactive exhibits teach children how to build a house, harness natural power, and make art

$22 $14

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

$80 $29

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One or Three Percussion Classes at Terra Sounds (49% Off)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

Students age 6–10 learn music basics during introductory percussion sessions

$25 $13

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Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

$141.50 $59

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5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

$45 $19

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Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$16 $8

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

$40 $20

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Amusement-Park Visit for Two or Four, Valid Saturday or Sunday at Santa's Village Azoosment Park (49% Off)

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with fall-themed decorations, caramel apples, and costume contests

$39.50 $20

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Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$30 $16

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Two Hours of Jump Time or Jump Party for Up to 30 at Sky High Sports (Up to 45% Off). Two Locations Available.

Sky High Sports

Multiple Locations

360 degrees of trampolines with trampoline dodgeball and special kids-only zone for younger jumpers

$20 $11

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Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

$33.70 $15

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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All-Day Access Package for Up to 8 or Party Package for Up to 15 at Coral Cove Family Fun Center (Up to 52% Off)

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

$36 $18

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$15 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Five at Badgerland Bowling Centers (Up to $52.50 Value)

Badgerland Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

Groups of up to five strap into shoes and bowl at any of six locations, each with an onsite restaurant

$52.50 $15

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Known for his edgy and envelope-shoving comedy, Denis Leary has carved out an impressive career during more than two decades in show business, with roles in films such as Suicide Kings, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Ice Age, and several hit comedy albums. He most recently gained acclaim for the TV show Rescue Me, for which he received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a box of cookies from his landlord. Leary again returns to the stand-up stage alongside fellow comedians and Rescue Me cast members Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara for the "Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2". Expect a night of biting social satire, politically charged rants, and cutting humor from all three comedians, with one or two curse words thrown in for good measure.

116 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.

116 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

On Saturday, September 22, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett will gather local businesses, community leaders, and citizens between the two bridge houses of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. There, he will ceremonially raise its steel structure and announce a mission to revitalize the street. Following the ceremony, more than 20 motorboats and sailboats will surge down the river and under the bridge, each decked out in Milwaukee-themed decorations and bright colors. Near the bridge, Historical Society members will stage a reenactment of the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845 and initiate a game of tug of war across the street; on the bridge, meanwhile, trainers from Gold’s Gym will lead lightly sweating groups through yoga poses.

Visitors drink and dine to the sounds of live music and multicultural dance performances as well as the sights of a one-act play on two stages on the Riverwalk. They can browse local vendors at a craft market, explore permanent sculpture installations, and stroke their chins while gazing at art pieces in paint, photography, blown glass, and other media from more than 50 local artists at booths along both sides of the river. As the crowd mills about throughout the event, artists from the Plein Aire Painters’ Association make art live, painting the beautiful city skyline and buzzing groups of people. A complimentary water taxi runs between both Riverwalks throughout the day’s festivities.

161 W Wisconsin, LL300
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Beach-goers stave off direct sun exposure by hunkering under Bradford Beach Cabana Company's signature cabanas, or basking in the shade of rented beach umbrellas. The purveyor's cushioned lounge chairs fit comfortably beneath their shady structures, and a team of food-service attendants is on hand to ferry snacks to beach-goers who would otherwise have to infiltrate seagull potlucks. On breaks from lounging, adventurers can take to the waves in rented water gear, paddling touring kayaks or balancing atop standup paddleboards on the clear lake waters.

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US

A shared passion in fitness brought The Barre Code's co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin together in 2009 to form a unique boutique studio crafted around women's fitness. After years of independently choreographing workouts, the duo joined forces to form The Barre Code ?formerly Barre Bee Fit? a fitness program dedicated to crafting workout regimens around the Barre Code mantra. Since 2010, the pair have been teaching classes that uphold the Barre Code's mantra and promote cardiovascular conditioning, strength-training, and restoration.

In a short time, The Barre Code has expanded from a small studio space to a national franchise which includes multiple locations throughout the U.S. Workouts center around the ballet barre and feature stamina-building exercises that help rapidly build stronger arms, abs, thighs, and glutes. New routines are available each week and classes that include kickboxing, high-intensity interval training, yoga, and dance continually evolve to keep up with fitness innovations. Participants can also count on instructors to regularly introduce new props and moves to keep them interested and seeing results.

225 North Water Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

SPiN Milwaukee, part of a chain co-owned by Susan Sarandon, has been featured by Fox 6, A.V. Club: Milwaukee, and OnMilwaukee.com:

233 E Chicago St
Milwaukee,
WI
US