We are excited to welcome May! Enjoy this weekend with your family. Highlights include Zootastic on Friday, Arbor Day tree planting on Saturday and Festival City Symphony on Sunday.
Friday, April 29
Family Frog Frolics: Celebrate frogs and meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close. Take a stroll out to Wehr's Ephemeral Pond to listen for the singing of frogs. Pre-register. Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. 7-9 p.m. $5-$10. (414) 425-8550, friendsofwehr.org
Zootastic: The zoo is staying open late for a family-friendly fundraiser. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 5-9 p.m. $30/adults, $20/children ages 12 and younger, $80/family of 4. (414) 771-3040, milwaukeezoo.org
Saturday, April 30
Arbor Day Tree Planting:Celebrate Arbor Day (April 29) by helping to plant tree seedlings in one of eight Waukesha County Parks or the Retzer Nature Center. Pre-register. For a list of parks locations, visit waukeshacountyparks.com. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free.
Civil War Encampment: History comes alive at this annual Civil War encampment. Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. $6/adults and $3/youth ages 6-12. Free admission for kids ages 5 and younger. (262) 782-4057,elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org
Ella Enchanted: Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, this musical will take you on a fairy tale adventure. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $12.50-$32.50. firststage.org
Family Frog Frolics: See April 29 listing.
Skate Night:Go roller skating! Beginners skate at 6 p.m. Open skate from 7-9 p.m. Homemade pizzas available for $10 from 6-8 p.m. St. Pius X Parish, 2506 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa. $5, includes skates. stpiusparish.org
Storytime in the Galleries: Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum and then make a drawing. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
Sunday, May 1
Bigger Is Better: The Festival City Symphony will perform full-orchestra-sized symphonic music, including pieces by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. Special children's program before the show. Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. 3 p.m. $14/adult and $8/child. (414) 286-3205, festivalcitysymphony.org
Civil War Encampment: See April 30 listing.
Ella Enchanted: Last performances! Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, this musical will take you on a fairy tale adventure. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $12.50-$32.50. firststage.com
Free Open Climb: Try rock climbing for free on the first Sunday of the month, May through September. Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl. Milwaukee. 2-4 p.m. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org
Listen To Your Mother: This event features 11 local storytells who each share their own unique story on motherhood. Alverno College Pitman Theatre, 3431 S. 39th St., Milwaukee. 3 p.m., $16. listentoyourmother.com/milwaukee
Spring Serenade: Celebrate spring with birding hikes, horse-drawn wagon rides, ponding exploration and more. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/adult and $5/youth. (414) 352-2880, schlitzaudubon.org
For more events and activities, visit metroparentmagazine.com/events.