Children's Museum Deals in Milwaukee
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to early childhood learning… and fun! The Museum’s exhibits include Home Town, Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move!, It’s Artastic! and Pocket Park (for pre-school age children). Hurry in to see the Museum’s special exhibit, TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination sponsored by GE through January 22, 2012. This special exhibit will help children understand how imaginative thinking, sharing and teamwork can create solutions to real-world problems, and provides a rich educational experience for children and adults to enjoy together. The Museum also offers a variety of fun educational workshops, special programs and performances, and family-friendly events throughout the year.
The Children’s Play Gallery understands that “Play is the true work of a child!” This interactive museum located in Delafield enables children to explore interactive and imaginative play at its finest. It’s the Gallery’s goal to provide fresh, updated experiences for children all year round – to maintain new interest and always add new value in their development. At the heart of the Gallery are interactive exhibits for your child to encourage learning and development opportunities through hands-on and creative play. A few of the exhibits Children’s Play Gallery has to offer include: • Picasso’s Playroom • Sea to Sky Construction Zone • Ship of Discovery • Pup’s Palace • Nature’s Nook • Little West Side • International Marketplace • Theatrical Sunshine Play Stage Play is the true work of a child Play has been defined to include elements such as spontaneity, intrinsic (or internal) motivation, pleasure, free joyous qualities, and self-direction. Play is one of the most important phenomena of childhood occupation (Chandler, 1997; Musselwhite, 1989). Play is a vehicle that allows a child to access and explore his or her world. In and through play, a child is able to develop the skills, which expand his or her physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. In essence, much truth can be found in the adage that play is the true work of a child. The Story behind it all… The original proprietors of the Gallery, Sarah and Ron Sullivan, themselves parents of two young daughters, shared concerns for better child development, enhanced family time and stronger community bonds. In 2007, their ideas became reality and the Children’s Museum and Play Gallery was founded in the Historic Town Center of Delafield, WI. In 2010, Colleen and Paul Poblocki assumed ownership of the Gallery and are carrying on the values set forth by the Sullivan’s of childhood development through interactive play, family togetherness and strong community bonds. Colleen and Paul are parents of three young children themselves; Ben (10), Sam (9) and Mary (6). Under their watch, Colleen and Paul are continuing to expand the scope of exhibits, learning activities and services for children, caregivers and teachers. Playtime Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm
Indoor Water Park at Family-Friendly Resort Wisconsin Dells has the world’s highest concentration of water parks. At the family-friendly Chula Vista Resort, guests will find an 80,000-square-foot indoor water park where they can splash down a high-speed water coaster or lay back and relax on the lazy river. With this deal, you get two adult tickets and two children’s tickets to the park. Set on hundreds of acres along the Wisconsin River, Chula Vista Resort enjoys a serene riverside setting. Take an evening stroll along the river walk, a waterfront trail that stretches the length of the resort. You can also visit Spa Del Sol, named one of the best boutique spas in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine for its hydrating body wraps and express facials. There's also an outdoor hot-springs whirlpool where you can unwind with a bottle of champagne. There are a total of six dining venues onsite. This deal also includes a dining credit valid at Kaminski Bros. Chophouse, where dry-aged center-cut beef is cooked in a custom broiler, and at Market Fresh Buffet, where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the morning. Over at the resort's golf course, Big Moe's Restaurant caters to families with its all-you-can-eat Friday-night fish fry, a kids' menu, and $3 beers. Wisconsin Dells: Picturesque Scenery and Family Entertainment Before the Dells became synonymous with water parks and amusement rides, the Midwestern destination's claim to fame was its scenery. Visitors in the mid-1940s came to see the craggy rock formations that frame both sides of the Wisconsin River. These bluffs—or dells—are still visible today from the downtown area, which is rife with kitschy attractions, from mini-golf courses to go-kart tracks. But it's safe to say that most visitors nowadays come for the water parks. In fact, the Dells area likely has more water slides per capita than any other spot on the planet. The fun doesn't stop in the cooler months, either, thanks to a slew of indoor aquatic centers, many of which are nearly as elaborate as their outdoor rivals. For a break from all the chlorinated excitement, take a stroll along the river, where you’ll find antique stores, candy shops, and a Bavarian-themed village. At a handful of German restaurants, you can wash down plates of schnitzel with pints of lager to the sounds of glockenspiels. The H.H. Bennett Studio museum makes for an interesting side trip. Exhibits recount the early history of the Dells through the life of the 19th-century landscape photographer whose work originally attracted tourists to the area. Just down the road, in the town of Baraboo, Victorian buildings and quaint shops lie on the outskirts of Devil's Lake State Park, where 500-foot bluffs present a challenge for intrepid rock climbers. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.