Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend with a trip to the zoo or a hike through a park!

5 Saturday

Beatrix Potter's Furry Friends at Tippecanoe: Celebrate Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday! We'll share stories, author facts, and learn more about animals like the ones she illustrated. Meet a variety of live animals with the chance to get up close!

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 2 to 3:30 p.m. mpl.org

"The Big Blue Ball": The Lake Country Children's Theater presents the play performed by Sunset Playhouse Bug in a Rug.

Arrowhead High School North Campus Theater, 800 North Ave., Hartland. 1:30 p.m. $6/person. lakecountrychildrenstheater.org

Christmas Fantasy House: Your chance to visit a home decorated for the holidays by local businesses.

Delafield. $20/Adult, Free/children 12 and under. Proceeds go to support the Ronald McDonald House.


Family Free Day at the Zoo: If you want to stay warm, we have many indoor animal exhibits for your enjoyment. If you're more of the outdoorsy type, you'll also find many outdoor animal exhibits.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. milwaukeezoo.org

Family Nature Hike: Deer Tracking: Spend an hour with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. White-tailed deer are on the move, making it easier to find the signs they leave behind. We may even see a real deer!

Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. friendsofhavenwoods.org

Glacial Ghosts: Ice Age History of Whitnall Park: The Ice Age lives on! Join us for a hike back 15,000 years to an era when glaciers were in retreat and mammoths roamed. Discover how glaciers left their mark to create the Whitnall Park we enjoy today. Be prepared to hike over uneven terrain and possible muddy trails.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. 9 to 11 a.m. $10/person, $7/Milwaukee County resident, $5/Friends of Wehr members; registration required by November 3. friendsofwehr.org

"Mole Hill Stories": First Stage, in collaboration with Danceworks, performs three of Lois Ehlert's most famous stories. Part of First Stage's First Step series, designed to provide families and younger children (ages 3 to 7) an introduction to live theater.

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee. Runs through November 20, Check website for times. $14/person. firststage.org

6 Sunday

Christmas Fantasy House: See November 5 listing.

"Mole Hill Stories": See November 5 listing.

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