Check out one of MetroParent's top picks for the weekend: a brand new exhibit at the zoo, a chance to buy Mom a great gift at the Boerner Botanical Gardens and, if you're a member, the opportunity to visit many museums for free!

1. Grand Opening of Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out: From Body Worlds creator, this new blockbuster exhibition showcases 100 spectacular animal specimens, each preserved by the process of Plastination.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

Exhibit runs through September 4


2. Art at the Gardens Craft Fair: Enjoy a beautiful spring day at Boerner Botanical Gardens while you browse a unique selection of handmade jewelry, garden art, photography, artwork and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners

Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3. Milwaukee Museum Member Swap Day: If you are a member of any of the following museums, you will get free reciprocal admission at all of these Milwaukee museums: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Mansion, Villa Terrace Art Museum.

Sunday, May 7

Check museums’ websites for hours.

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