This Valentine's Day weekend, check out one these family-friendly events in and around Milwaukee with your little loves.
Friday, Feb. 12
A Wild Valentine's Party: Enjoy a wild safari filled with adventure, including games, crafts and treats. Pre-register. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $15. (414) 390-5437, bbcmkids.org
Goosebumps: See the movie "Goosebumps" for only $3 at participating Marcus Theatres. Or get free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent. Participating Marcus Theatres. 10 a.m. marcustheatres.com
Playdate with Art: Drop in and make art together. This program is ideal for ages 5 and younger. A special sing-a-long is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free with regular admission; Kids ages 12 and younger receive free admission. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
Saturday, Feb. 13
Free Ice Fishing Clinics: Children ages 15 and younger can attend a free ice fishing clinic at a Milwaukee County Park. Clinics begin on the hour from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fishing equipment is provided. Brown Deer, Dineen, Humboldt, McCarty Park and Scout Lake. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (414) 303-0109, countyparks.com
Goosebumps: See Feb. 12 listing.
I Love Winter: Shelly Rollins shares a winter story before heading out to explore. This program is for families with children up to age 7. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30-11 a.m. $10/youth; free admission for adults. (414) 352-2880, schlitzaudubon.org
Just A Little Critter: Designed for kids ages 3-6, this musical is based on Mercer Mayer's popular character, Little Critter. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $14. firststage.org
Storytime in the Galleries: Hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum and create a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. Free with regular admission; Kids ages 12 and younger receive free admission. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
Valentine's Day Crafting: Create your own cards and decorations for friends and loved ones. Materials will be provided. Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940, urbanecologycenter.org
Valentine Ice Cream Social: Build your own ice cream sundae. Create a craft. Enjoy sweet treats. Metroparent is a media sponsor for this event. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with regular admission. (414) 390-5437, bbcmkids.org
Valentine's Snowshoe Candlelight Hike: Enjoy winter at night while on a candlelit trains at Bristol Woods County Park. Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. 6-9 p.m. $5. (262) 857-8008, pringlenc.org
Sunday, Feb. 14
Happy Valentine's Day!
Goosebumps: See Feb 12 listing.
Just A Little Critter: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. See Feb. 13 listing.
Snowtopia: Help build a city of snow structures. Enjoy hot chocolate at a fire on the rooftop. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 1-4 p.m. Free. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org
For more events and activities, visit metroparentmagazine.com/events.