Without extracurricular activities, children will take up sedentary pastimes, such as playing video games or baseball. Get them up and moving with this Groupon.
$49 for a Sea Lion Splash Class ($100 Value)
Kids aged 5–10 play with the center’s sea lions, feeding them buckets of fresh fish during the hands-on, 2.5-hour class. Instructors teach students the basics of animal training, marine animals’ traits and habitats, and conservation practices. In the course’s finale, students present their new animal-handling skills in a family-friendly presentation. Reservations are required; for more details and class times, see the program description.
Oceans of Fun
Bumper, Slick, Makaia, and Diego may sound like a team of superheroes, but at Oceans of Fun, they are the names of just 4 of the 12 sea lions and seals that inhabit the center's waters. Nestled in the Milwaukee County Zoo, the educational center focuses specifically on marine animals, educating visitors on their traits, their favorite places to play, and conservation strategies. Kids can feed the seals and sea lions buckets of fresh fish or build their animal-training repertoire during interactive programs; the animals also perform in shows four times daily throughout most of the year.