Throughout summer months, the park hosts a number of free public events such as beach bonfires, the annual urban island beach party, bird and plant hikes, children’s fishing clinics, family nights, art in the park and educational discussions. Check the calendar frequently for upcoming programs!
For a printable version of this year’s public event offerings, click the link below! We are working on getting them added individually to the site, but due to the amount of programs we conduct this may take a bit.
If you are interested in scheduling a program for your community or school group, or are looking to host your own event on the property, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Love Your Great Lakes Day with Discovery World
10th February 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We have teamed up with Discovery World and other local organizations to participate in Love Your Great Lakes Day. One of our naturalists will be demonstrating how we monitor water quality, with some of ‘the big pond’s’ little critters to identify. See Discovery World’s description of the event below for more info:
Meet face to face with local organizations making waves to sustain our Great Lakes.
Discovery World is teaming up with other local Fund for Lake Michigan grantees to provide fun hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy. This is a family-friendly event offering fun and interactive educational experiences aimed at introducing you to our community’s connection to freshwater through local organizations that are instrumental in sustaining the Great Lakes.
– Port Milwaukee
– WATERshed Program
– Friends of Milwaukee’s Downtown Forest
– A Sailor’s Songbag with David HB Drake
– Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo
– River Revitalization Foundation
– Sweet Water Foundation
– Mequon Nature Preserve
– United States Coast Guard
– CG Auxiliary 9th Western Division 43
– Riveredge Nature Center
– Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
– Milwaukee Water Commons
– Friends of Lakeshore State Park
Special Presentation by John Gurda (in the Digital Theater) – 1:30PM. Join Milwaukee historian John Gurda and maritime photographer Chris Winters to learn about Milwaukee’s freshwater culture and the history of Discovery World’s Tall Ship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan.
Browse among vendors selling amazing handmade Great Lakes art, and more!
Reiman Aquarium – 12:00PM, 1:00PM
See our Aquarist live in action as they dive into the Lake Michigan Tank at 12:00pm then at 1:00PM watch a Caribbean tank feeding!
With experiences such as:
Invasive Species Cart – Learn while enjoying a fun coloring activity, Scavenger Hunt – Take part in our fun scavenger hunt that will lead you throughout the museum, Upcycled Invasives (in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab), The Great Invasion! (in the Freshwater Sustainability Lab), Scientific Valentines (in the Bill Brady Intelligent Products Lab), and so much more!