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PO Box 447
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Phone: (608) 356-9462
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes
and the wetland and grasslands communities on which they depend. ICF is dedicated
to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving
threats to these ecosystems.
County Zoological Gardens
10001 West Blue Mound Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Phone: (414) 771-3040 / (414) 771-3040
The Milwaukee County Zoo is considered among the finest Zoos in the country.
It is located on 200 wooded acres and is home to approximately 2500 animals,
representing 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Dubuque, Iowa -
Enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits and a stroll through
the wetlands and boatyard. Each
visit is a truly interactive experience where visitors can get "up
close and personal" with live critters, become barge pilots,
and control locks and dams. Tour the steamboat William M. Black
and watch as a boat is launched into the Mississippi River.
Center Museum Rockford, IL - Full
of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor
Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River
Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level playground with a hands-on
twist! Throughout the year, Discovery Center displays an array
of special traveling exhibitions. The museum also hosts a variety
of special events and programs throughout the year.
Continent Railway Museum - North Freedom,
WI. My toddler LOVED the train ride, conductor, tickets,
and squishing the
coin. He still talks about it daily 6 weeks later. Only about
a 1 hour drive from Madison.
426 Water Street (State Highway 113)
Phone: (608) 356-0800
Collects, preserves, and interprets archival material and artifacts relating
to the history of the American circus.
Museum of La Crosse
207 5th Avenue South
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
floors of exhibits allow visitors to enjoy exciting, interactive adventures
that stimulate wonder, exploration, and imagination about the world around
them. Imagine...tiny hands changing the course of a river... a family learning
together how a human heart works -- from inside a giant model...a six-year
old experimenting with light and shadows...a toddler learning through play...a
team of firefighters, some with pacifiers. The possibilities are endless: there
is no limit to a child's imagination!
Brinn Children's Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414) 390-KIDS
The purpose of the Betty Brinn Children's Museum is to enrich
the lives of all children and their families through hands-on
learning experiences in a uniquely child-oriented environment.
Public Museum - Tour the Museum's 150,000 square feet of
exhibit space to visit Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, South
and Middle America, the Pacific Island and a Costa Rican rainforest.
Check out the live butterfly exhibit...or the IMAX. My preschooler
LOVES both the bugs and butterflies (not to mention dinosaur
Amerricka - Located between Milwaukee and Madison,
Little Amerricka offers over 20 rides in the perfect country
setting for an enjoyable day of non-stop fun. Little A-Merrick-A
offers go-karts, and 19 holes of adventurous miniature golf.
Kids, parents, and grandparents will all thrill as they take
a scenic ride on Wisconsin’s Premier Light Railway. Passengers
will see ducks, geese, llamas, peacocks, sheep, swan, emus, long
horn, a watusi bull, and even zebra. Your family can enjoy over
20 rides in the summer. Ride the Pumpkin Train in the fall.
Park Horticultural Conservatory - (The
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215 (414) 649-9800
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral
gardens . . .
all in one afternoon! The incredible diversity of plantlife you
will encounter reminds us all of the Earth's unique diversity of
plant and animal species so very vital to our own survival. Come
to the Arid Dome, Tropical Dome and the Floral Show Dome with gardens
of color. Five seasonal displays each year.