Children & Families

Monthly Programs

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Little Wonders

Nature discovery program for 2 and 3 year olds to share with their favorite adult

Each session includes outside exploring time, songs, stories, art and a snack-all relating to a simple, nature subject. Little Wonders is designed to be a gentle introduction to group learning, with lots of opportunities for free choice, play and interactions with other children.

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Fun-filled nature program designed for 4 to 6 year olds and their favorite adult

Like astronauts who explore space, NatureNauts explore the natural world of their own back yard. Each month’s theme is designed to give youngsters a positive introduction to our wonderful natural world. Sessions include stories, games, activities, songs, an outdoor experience, a take home craft, and a keepsake photo.

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Pop-Up Nature

Want to explore nature with your children but don’t know how to get started?  Stop in for a “pop-up” program with a nature expert to get your adventure on! There will be a naturalist led activity at each session from 1-1:30, followed by self-guided activities you can enjoy with your family at your own pace. We provide the tools and know how, you supply the curiosity. Each program has a different theme, so make plans to join us all year!

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Critter Programs

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Nature Wizard for Families

Friends of Wehr members at the family level or higher can join a naturalist for a free, monthly themed discovery walk along Wehr’s trails.

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Fireside Fridays

A series of evening nature discovery programs for families. Enjoy a twilight walk and then share a campfire dessert by the fire pit.

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Geology and the World of Wehrcraft Daycamp

Children become geologists as we build models of rocks and minerals with Legos, and make our own fossils. We'll play a no-tech, outdoor version of Minecraft to earn real geological treasures!

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Registering for Programs

Fees and registration can be found on the Event Page. Select "Children & Families" category to find your program.

Please note that most of the Children & Family Programs featured on this site will require registration through our partner, Milwaukee County Parks. Each program listed on the Events Page will have a register button that directs you to complete the transaction.