Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - Family friendly nature center with over six miles of trails to hike, direct access to Lake Michigan, and TONS of events regularly. Upcoming events include the annual frogging festival, hatha yoga classes and birds of prey exhibits where you can see live birds.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
How much: $6 Adults & $4 Children. Most families bring a sack lunch for the day. Also many local restaurants less than five minutes down Brown Deer Road.
Special treat: Visitors can get within inches of birds of prey and a massive snapping turtle named Emerson. They can also hold snakes, turtles, frogs and search for many of these same animals while on guided, or self-guided hiking trips throughout the nature center.
Phone: (414) 352-2880
More info: See Fox Point-Bayside Patch Local Editor Sarah Worthman get up close and personal with a few of the animals at Schlitz in her welcome video.
Schlitz also blogs for Fox Point-Bayside Patch. .