Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years–from birth through age ten. 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. (414) 390-KIDS (5437).
Discover the wonders of Crystal Cave on our one-hour tour. Explore the passages more than 70 feet below ground. Learn about the history, geology, and bats of Wisconsin’s longest cave. Closed in the winter.
W965 State Road 29
Spring Valley, WI 54767
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
Come and create, explore, design, and innovate! Whether you are trying something new or expanding on your skills, you-ll be a hands-on participant when you take part in one of our exciting programs. 500 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202. (414) 765-9966
The Dome Ranch
In addition to spending time with the animals, visitors at the Dome Ranch have the opportunity to create a nature craft, cook/sample great garden recipes, and enjoy a beautiful nature walk. Call first.
Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
Factory Tours in Wisconsin
Learn about the industry in your state by visiting these businesses. Members can add their own tour reviews.
History Alive! The Underground Railroad in Wisconsin
Field trips where you can experience the end of the Underground Railroad.
International Clown Hall of Fame
An international historical museum which displays significant clown memorabilia and maintain an extensive research center for clowning history. Tommy G Thompson Youth Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214. (414) 290-0105.
Kenosha Public Museum
A natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum. Established in 1933, the Museum’s collections have grown to over 80,000, including 1,200 works in the fine arts collection. Exhibit programming includes world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. Visitor Information and Directions.
Logic Puzzle Museum
50 hands-on brain, logic, and mechanical puzzles to try; make one to keep, and see exhibit. Ages 5-adult. 533 Milwaukee Avenue, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin. (262)763-3946.
Milwaukee Art Museum
The Museum offers opportunities for you to learn about art on your own or in a group. Gather with us by the lake to meet world-renowned artists, engage in lively discussions, make your own masterpiece, and learn what’s current in art. 700 N Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202. (414) 224-3200.
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee County residents with I.D. receive $1.75 off regular Zoo admission everyday. Every Wednesday, Milwaukee County residents with I.D. are admitted at a reduced rate of $5.25 for adults and $2.75 for children. 10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226. (414) 256-5412.
Milwaukee Public Museum
Programs designed to address the academic and social needs of the some 21,000 homeschool students and their families from across the state of Wisconsin (and beyond) through tours and workshops geared specifically to homeschool audiences. 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208, (414) 278-2700
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Get a tour backstage on Rep Immersion Day. Book in advance, as it is only being offered twice this season. You will probably be in with public schoolers.
Places to Take Kids Fishing in Wisconsin
Nearly all of the spots have shorefishing; many are located in parks with picnic and restroom facilities. Groups might also be interested in finding out about DNR’s Fishing Equipment Loaner Program.
Riveredge Nature Center
Hands-on science learning experiences for homeschooled children in grade K4— grade 8. Classes are held twice a month through the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Taught in the “Riveredge style,” these classes encourage inquiry, exploration, and problem solving. 4458 West Hawthorne Drive, Newburg, WI 53060. 1-800-287-8098
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
The Center is a great place to hike, learn something new or find a quiet haven to commune with nature. 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, WI 53217. (414) 352-2880.
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
Program. tour, and hands-on science tops and top game; meet expert, see videos, try the I Spy Hunt, enjoy live presentation. Categories of interest: balance and motion, physics, science, multi-cultural items, fine motor skills, children’s cultures throughout world, universal play, optical illusions, history, collecting, etc. Museum is for ages 4-adult. 533 Milwaukee Avenue, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin. (262)763-3946.
Ten Chimneys – Home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Their home is a living museum and is an important part of our cultural history. They mentored many young actors and actresses from the town of Genesee Depot. We would like to continue that mentoring by extending visiting opportunities to 16-18 year olds by offering them $10 admissions prices. Tour Reservation Line: 262-968-4110.
Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark
In Lake Geneva, WI, close to Chicago and Milwaukee areas. Special Home Schoolers midweek rate Sunday-Thursday (excluding holidays). Check out their e-special package – Pizza and a Movie.
University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center
Our goal is to transform how people view and do science, and to better enable people to use science in making personal choices and public policies. 425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 265-2420.
Urban Ecology Center
A community based organization that provides opportunities for environmental education and local stewardship. 1500 E Park Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53211, (414) 964-8505.
Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste
We have educational programming at our facility for children of all ages. Older children may go on a guided plant floor tour. Topics covered include recycling, economics, and energy. The programs are usually around an hour. Schedule tours 262-896-8312.
220 S. Prairie Ave.
Waukesha WI 53186
Whitefish Dunes State Park
We offer the following naturalist-guided programs correlated to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. 3275 Clark Lake Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. 1-888-936-7463.