Spring has sprung, and there's lots going on in Southeast Wisconsin to enjoy this first full month of spring. Here are MetroParent's top 5 picks!

1. Science Saturday: Farm Science: Our friends from the Glacier Rock Farms will be joining us for this special Science Saturday event as we learn all about the science of farming. They will be bringing some farm animals for us to meet, including two baby lambs!

Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main Street, Pewaukee

Saturday, April 1: 1 to 3 p.m.


2. Saturdays at Central: “Junie B. Jones is not a crook” Family Workshop: Children and their families will actively explore Junie B.’s daily adventures through first grade and discover their own stories of friendship, courage, truth and family.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Saturday, April 8: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


3. The Presto-X Insect Zoo: Learn about the fascinating world of insects with entomologists from Presto-X when they visit the Museum and bring along some of their unusual insect friends for children to experience up close.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Friday, April 14: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free with regular admission


4. Earth Day: How can you save the planet? Find out about what we can do to keep the earth special with a scavenger hunt about conserving water, recycling activities and earth-and family-friendly recipes.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Saturday, April 22

Free with regular admission


5. World Penguin Day: Learn fascinating facts and interesting adaptations of these intriguing, flightless birds.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

Saturday, April 22: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$14.25/adults, $11.25/children ages 3-12, Free/children 2 and under, $10.25/seniors 60 and over


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