Kids Activities in Wisconsin

Madison Comic Con at Alliant Energy Center, February 6–8 (Up to 49% Off)

Madison Comic Con

Madison

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Celebs and artists convene for panels and photo ops; fans of “The Walking Dead” and The Bella Twins get trading cards and photos

$41.64 $22.50

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Three-Month Membership with Optional Summer Camp for One or Two Children at Kidz Town (Up to 55% Off)

Kidz Town

Howard

Kids supervised by parents explore the 3,000 sq. ft. interactive play center; optional three-hour summer-camp session

$122 $55

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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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Ice-Skating Package for Four, or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Appleton Family Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Appleton Family Ice Center

Multiple Locations

Skaters glide across new ice; birthday parties include decorations and hot dogs or pizza for up to 10 guests

$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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Holiday Tour of Lincoln-Tallman House for 2, 4, or 6 at Rock County Historical Society (50% Off)

Rock County Historical Society

Janesville

Take a guided tour of a Italianate mansion where Abraham Lincoln once stayed; elaborate holiday decor brings cheer to the home

$16 $8

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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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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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Three Games of Bowling with Snacks and Beer for Two, Four, or Eight at Ledgeview Lanes (Up to $ Off)

Ledgeview Lanes

Fond du Lac

Groups of two, four, or eight players enjoy three games of bowling along with food from the grill and drinks from the bar

$31.50 $15

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Open Jump for 2 or 4, or Party for 15 at Helium Trampoline Park (Up to 50% Off). Five options Available.

Helium Trampoline Park

New Berlin

Massive facility housing 130 trampolines, a 30-foot rock climbing wall, and a laser maze challenge

$40 $22

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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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Two or Four Unlimited Play Passes at Fun-Timez! (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Fun-Timez!

Franklin

This indoor playground features eight inflatable bounce houses, plus other kid-friendly activities like arcade games

$16 $8

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Bowling with Shoes, Drinks, and Pizza for Two or Four at Classic Lanes Fox Valley (Up to 51% Off)

Classic Lanes Fox Valley

Neenah

Bowlers enjoy pizza and drinks between frames at the 36,000-square-foot family-friendly bowling alley

$29.50 $15

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Bowling and Pizza for Two or Four at Manhattan Lanes (Up to 54% Off)

Manhattan Lanes

De Pere

Bowling facility hosts groups on 16 glossy lanes as on-site kitchen serves up refreshments including pizza and pop

$41 $20

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One Private Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lesson at Heywood Music Studios LLC (53% Off)

Heywood Music Studios Llc

Rudolph

From the merchant: New students only–coupon entitles new student to four 30 minute private lessons. Expires 60 days from date of issue.

$120 $56

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Housemade Mustard or Guided Tour Including Personalized Mustard Case at National Mustard Museum (Up to 51% Off)

National Mustard Museum

Middleton

Browse the Great Wall of Mustard’s 5,600 jars, sample 500 flavors, and take home a case of mustard jars with your photo on them

$72 $35

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One or Two 60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center (Up to 48% Off)

Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center

Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center

Batters work on their swing and at-plate swagger in individual batting cages surrounded with protective fencing top to bottom

$24 $13

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$25 for $45 Worth of Sports-Equipment Repair — Boomerang Sports

Boomerang

Hudson

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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Ice Skating, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Logger's Park Sports Complex (Up to 41% Off)

Logger's Park Sports Complex

Richfield

Pairs or groups slide across the outdoor drink as music and lights provide a festive ambiance

$31.95 $19

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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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Three Games of Bowling for Four or Six People at Midway Lanes (Up to 57% Off)

Midway Lanes

Mineral Point

Groups strap on rental shoes and send bowling balls down slick alleys during open play at lively center with full bar and music

$39 $19

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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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Two Games of Bowling for Five with Optional Pizza and Soda at Village Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Village Lanes

Howard

Family-run neighborhood alley; snack bar serves pizza and soda

$30 $15

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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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Annual Membership for an Individual or Family to Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center (40% Off)

Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center

Sheboygan

Explore hands-on exhibits that showcase the history of space exploration, artifacts from NASA, and food in space

$25 $15

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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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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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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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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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Completed in 1892 as the private home of the Pabst family, Pabst Mansion stands as the last bastion of more than 80 mansions built for Milwaukee’s elite during a booming, bygone era. Since its construction, the estate has housed archbishops, priests, and sisters and was saved from near-demolition during the 1970s. The Flemish-Renaissance-Revival home has since been awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places for its bounty of architectural intricacies.

Today, on-staff docents conduct a range of tours for public groups, private parties, school groups, and well-behaved rugby teams through the fortress of halls, opulent rooms, and verdant grounds, each restored to their original condition.

The Pabst Mansion’s impressive art collection includes works from the 1640s through the 1900s by artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gaetano Trentanove, and Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. The emporium of excess also features Pabst Beer Pavilion, the pavilion built for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the glass-covered conservatory where tropical plants and beer trees continue to flourish.

The mansion gift shop holds classic Pabst drinkware and memorabilia as well as antique photos, books, and former employees' original finger paintings.

2000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
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On June 30, 1904 Col. William and Anna Vilas donated a tract of land to become a public park and free recreational space in memory of their son, Henry, who died due to complications from diabetes at a young age. They added numerous improvements over the decade and in 1911, the Henry Vilas Zoo gained its first animal exhibits. Today, the zoo covers 30 acres and features a number of creatures from around the world, ranging from the vanishing chimpanzee and endangered red panda to locals such as the great horned owl and american alligator. The zoo also remains one of the few free AZA-accredited zoos across the country.

Leading up to and following the zoo's centennial, the ReZOOvenation project has expanded the visitor areas, replacing the entrance and gift shop and adding a tropical-rainforest aviary and big-cat complex. A variety of annual events are scheduled, including Halloween at the Zoo, with costumes and stops for sustainable palm-oil candy, and earth day, when children can plant trees to help lower the global temperature just enough for icicles to form. The zoo’s many conservation projects also engage the public in protecting the environment and its inhabitants by installing solar-energy panels, sponsoring trips to save endangered orangutans, and collecting old cell phones.

702 S Randall Ave
Madison,
WI
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A two-story brick house from the late 1800s stands within walking distance of a wooden fur-trader’s cabin from the 1700s. Just down the road, cheesemongers and printmakers ply their time-honored trades behind open storefronts, and the ringing of a blacksmith’s hammer joins with the click of a digital camera’s shutter in a soundtrack several centuries in the making. It’s safe to say that Heritage Hill State Historical Park’s anachronistic blending of historical eras might confuse an uninformed onlooker, but visitors who know better will relish the park’s four outdoor areas, each of which depicts a unique period in Wisconsin’s history. The living-history museum sits on 50 acres along the banks of the Fox River and features more than 25 original and reconstructed buildings that illustrate the lives of their residents—a list that includes French-influenced fur traders, the federal occupants of Fort Howard, and Belgian immigrants. The museum’s curators have brought these former residents back to life through strange and unexpected means; the fur-trader’s cabin was discovered almost by accident by a demolition crew who found it hidden inside a larger house. In each of the park’s areas, historic interpreters dressed according to their time period divulge facts about the buildings’ histories and their inhabitants’ day-to-day lives, which often included hours of churning butter and playing 8-bit Atari games. Five of the original on-site buildings can be found on the National Register of Historic Places, and museum groundskeepers further ensure each area’s historical accuracy by planting period-appropriate trees and plants. Tours take visitors of all ages on regular journeys through the past, and museum staffers organize field trips and summer camps especially for youth groups. Seasonal events include craft workshops, live concerts, and raucous fiddle-shredding contests.

2640 South Webster Avenue
Green Bay,
WI
US

America's Action Territory encourages family bonding through amusements in session year-round indoors and seasonally outdoors. During warm weather, the park staff operates six outdoor activities, from bumper boats in a 75,000-gallon pool, go-karts on an over 1,000-foot long track, to a water balloon battle with depth-charged orbs. Back inside, kids can enter the smoky, black-lit laser-tag arena to demonstrate who is most deserving of parents' love, or challenge their progenitors to skee-ball at the arcade. Between games, an eatery supplies patrons with refreshments such as sandwiches, chicken strips, and pizzas on crust made without gluten or lasers. For special occasions, Action Territory's team can also arrange birthday parties and organize group packages.

12345 75th St.
Kenosha,
WI
US

The curators of Bounce & Play's indoor playground want to see kids exercising and developing motor skills. To accomplish this, they fill their plush facility with seven bounce houses, air-filled obstacle courses, and games such as ping-pong and air hockey. For adults, they stock the center's bright storefront with coffee and snacks. Additionally, the playground's toddler area lets little ones younger than aged 3 crawl through tunnels and play with toys without encountering the competitive spirit of older kids who talk about nothing but math and literature.

4901 Washington Ave.
Racine,
Wisconsin
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Harry Houdini was legendary for his daring escapes, but he's still never escaped the public's imagination. To wit: AKA Houdini, whose artifacts offer a hands-on glimpse into some of his most infamous tricks. Along with the Appleton-raised illusionist, The History Museum at the Castle's award-winning exhibits focus on other notable Fox Valley natives, including Senator Joseph McCarthy. Dating back to the 1840s, the museum's collection of Fox Valley artifacts includes 35,000 photographs and 20,000 pieces, such as parts of a vintage gas station. At an exhibit tracing the origins of the area's most famous foods, such as frozen custard and fish fries, visitors can even spear sturgeons inside a life-size virtual ice shanty.

These pieces of Fox Valley history are housed inside a Masonic temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923, the temple exemplifies the medieval, Norman Revival style with rough-hewn stone, vaulted ceilings, and fire-breathing dragons guarding its entrance. Designed as a community center, the temple continues to serve that function by hosting the museum's year-round events, including papermaking programs and magic workshops.

330 E College Ave
Appleton,
WI
US