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Family-friendly destinations in metro Milwaukee seem to think it's a good week to have some food-focused family fun. Hey, why not? So check out our top picks for having fun with your food this week!

1. You CAN play with your food on Spring Break! Food Science Workshops: Ever wonder why peaches taste sweet? Or why lemons are so sour? Find out in this hands-on workshop as we discover how a food’s properties affect its taste. Then explore nature’s “instruction manual” for an organism’s characteristics (including taste) by extracting fruit DNA.

Milwaukee Public Museum, Education Lab 2, Ground Floor, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

Monday, April 17, Wednesday, April 19, Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Registration required, $4, $2/members, Free/Ages 0-4

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2. Kids Can Cook! Interested in cooking? Find out first-hand what cooking is all about. Discover kid-friendly recipes, learn about nutrition and try out a bunch of new foods.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee

Tuesday, April 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

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3. Who knew National Banana Day was a thing? Well, apparently it is, and Milwaukee's got two events dedicated to it!

Go Bananas! Celebrate National Banana Day with ridiculous banana antics!

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Extra Special Story Time: Bananas: Go bananas during our super silly banana story time.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

Thursday, April 20, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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