Happy Mother's Day weekend! Spend some family time together at one or more of these events in the Milwaukee area.



Friday, May 6

First Friday at MAM:Get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum on the first Friday of each month. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 224-3200,

Friday Morning Bird Hike: Join naturalists to explore bird habitats and welcome back our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha. 7-8:30 a.m. $2.(262) 548-7801, 

Streets of Old Milwaukee Alive!: Stroll the streets of early 20th century Milwaukee as interpreters dressed in period clothes share about what people wore, what they did for work and what they did for fun. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. (414) 278-2728, 

Saturday, May 7

Amphibian Search: Explore amphibian breeding ponds with Jim Hyatt at Southern Kettle Moraine. A map and directions will be send upon registration. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee. $15/adult and $11/youth. (414) 352-2880, 

Craft Fair: Proceeds from this annual craft and vendor fair will benefit St. Francis All Abilities Playground. Deer Creek Elementary School, 3680 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Family Workshop: Learn the basics of Chinese brush painting during this family workshop. Pre-register. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. $25/family, (414) 525-5659,

Mother/Daughter Tea: Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition. Pre-register. Watts Tea Shop, 761 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee. 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. $25/person. (414) 290-5700, 

Opening Day at Old World Wisconsin: Old World Wisconsin celebrates its 40th birthday in 2016, and throughout opening day, 40 guests will be randomly selected to receive a gift. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19/adults, $10/child ages 5-17. (262) 594-6301,

Plein Air MKE: Arts will paint what they see along the Milwaukee Museum Mile from Juneau Park to Lake Park. The major streets for painting will be Prospect, Terrace and Wahl avenues, with 'quick paint' opportunities on Brady Street and North Avenue. Runs through May 14.

Storytime in the Galleries: 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. Free for ages 12 and younger. (414) 224-3200,

Streets of Old Milwaukee Alive!: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See May 6 listing.

Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day

Milwaukee Museum Member Swap Day: Membership to one of these Milwaukee destinations will get your free reciprocal admission: Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Grohmann Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Mansion and Villa Terrace Art Museum. 

Mother's Day at the Zoo: All moms receive free admission! Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. (414) 771-3040,

Plein Air MKE: See May 7 listing.

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