It's May, and it's time to celebrate! Check out MetroParent' top 5 things to do with your family this month!

1. "May the fourth" be with you -- Celebrate "Star Wars" Day! 

May the Fourth Origami Yoda Party: Celebrate Star Wars Day at the library by folding characters from the Origami Yoda books!

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

Thursday, May 4, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Star Wars Trivia: Will you be the next great Jedi or will you fall by the powers of the Dark Side? Find Out! Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You Day by testing your knowledge of all things Star Wars during the family trivia program.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St. Milwaukee

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

Thursday, May 4, 4:30 to 4:30 p.m.


2. 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.

3. Endangered Species Day – SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction): an endangered animal will “vanish” from its exhibit today, drawing attention to the need to for saving all animals from extinction. Hands-on activities will be featured.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


4. Train Extravaganza Weekend: All makes of model trains on display throughout the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum at this FREE event

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., Kenosha

Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., Kenosha

Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


5. Captain Underpants Stupendously Silly Party: Show your love of Captain Underpants in anticipation of his big-screen adventure! Join us for a goofy good time with underwear toss, trivia and comic book creation like George and Harold!

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave.

Monday, May 22, 6 to 7 p.m.


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