Busy Kids Daytrip: Green Bay

Busy Kids Daytrip - Green Bay

There are so many interesting and beautiful places to explore that are just a short drive from Washington County. In our Busy Kids Daytrip series, we’ll highlight some of the fun events and activities for kids at these destinations.

Green Bay, Wisconsin is known for their famous football team (Go Pack Go!) but it is also a fabulous day trip destination! It is about a 2 hour drive from Washington County and has tons of fun activities for your whole family to enjoy. You could definitely spend more than a day here.


MUSEUMS

EAA Museum

If you’re looking for a unique and spectacular museum to check out on the way up to Green Bay, stop in Oshkosh at the EAA Museum. With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation’s past with the promise of its exciting future.

Hours: 10am-5pm | Special hours for Pioneer Airport between May and October.
Admission: Adults (18+) $12.50 | Seniors (62+) $10.50 | Veterans and Active Duty $10.50 | Student (6-17) $9.50 | Children (5 and under) FREE | Family Rate $31.00


The Children’s Museum of Green Bay

The new Children’s Museum of Green Bay completed construction of the facility in June of 2012. On time and on budget, the museum has quickly become a highlight, and is a must‐see destination for visitors from all over Northeast Wisconsin. The project blended nationally recognized children’s exhibit specialists, local agencies and fabricators for a high quality hands on museum experience.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM – 5PM | Sunday 12-5PM | Closed Mondays
Admission: General Admission $8.00 | Senior Citizens $7.00 | 15 months & under FREE


Neville Public Museum

The Neville Public Museum of Brown County is an accredited cultural institution that champions history, science and art. Located in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, the museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of significant objects relevant to Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum seeks to bridge these multi-generational regional communities through engaging exhibits and dynamic programming.

Hours: Tuesday 12-8PM | Wednesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM | Sunday 12-5PM | closed Mondays
Admission: 5 & under Free | 6-15yrs $3.00 | Adults 16+ $7.00


National Railroad Museum

The National Railroad Museum inspires lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs. Your little ones will enjoy the Children’s Discovery Depot – a fun, hands-on environment that will engage young imaginations and take them on an educational journey into the world of railroading.

Hours: Mon through Sat: 9am–5pm | Sun: 11am–5pm | Closed on Mondays: January – March
Admission: Adult $10.00 | Senior $9.00 | Child (2-12) $7.50 | Child (under age 2) Free | Train Ride Add-on $2


FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Bay Beach Amusement Park

Bay Beach Amusement Park is a city owned park that has been serving the Green Bay community for more than a hundred years. They have 22 rides that will accommodate all ages. This place has been a staple in the community for many, many years. We remember visiting Bay Beach ourselves as children!

Hours: View hours of operation here.
Admission: No admission charge and free parking. Ride tickets are $.25 each with most rides requiring one or two tickets per rider.


Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin, caring for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.

Hours: Hours vary by season, please click here.
Admission: FREE


CityDeck Splash Pad

The CityDeck is at the heart of Green Bay’s Fox Riverfront. The boardwalk activates the riverfront and provides spaces for gathering, docking, watching, and playing. The sectional diversity creates a wide range of seating configurations and river overlooks. Your little ones will love to run around the free splash pad in the summer months!

Hours: CityDeck is a public park with no set hours.
Admission: FREE


Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. In all seasons, the Garden offers a breathtaking escape filled with adventures for all ages in northeast Wisconsin.

Hours: Hours vary by season, please click here.
Admission: Adults (18+) $9 | Seniors, AAA Members, AARP, Military $7 | Students $7 | Children (3-17) $5 | Children (2 & under) FREE


New Zoo & Adventure Park

Ready to turn a fun day into a fantastic adventure? Just wait ‘til you see what’s in store for you at the NEW Zoo! Open 7 days per week, 365 days per year, the NEW Zoo is an awesome place to escape the mundane and embark upon a fun-filled day “on the wild side” of things.

Hours: Hours vary by season, please click here.
Admission: Children (2 and under) FREE | Children (3 to 15) $6 | Adults (16+) $9 | Seniors (62+) $6


Packers Hall of Fame

The 15,000 square foot, two-level Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is conveniently located on the main floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium, across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. A tribute to the greatest story in sports, the new facility uses the latest technology, enhanced interactive displays and a treasure trove of artifacts to educate and inspire visitors about the rich history of the Packers, as well as the teams of today. (Busy Kids Tip: The tours are stroller friendly! Take the little ones – they’ll love it!)

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM
Admission: Adults (18-61) $15 | Seniors (62+) $12 | Military $12 | Youth (12-17) $12 | College Student $12 | Children (6-11) $9 | Children (5 and under) FREE
Combination pricing is available for a Hall of Fame admission and stadium tour.


Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark

With its rustic-elegant ambiance, inviting lodge-style lobby featuring massive wood timbers and a 45-foot stone fireplace, and fantastic waterpark, the Tundra Lodge Resort Waterpark & Conference Center is the most family friendly hotel in Green Bay’s Stadium District. Find a 30,000 square foot waterpark (great for both older and younger children), arcade, restaurant, pub, bar, and candy store on site.

Hours: Waterpark hours vary greatly by season – be sure to check here before booking your stay.
Admission: Waterpark entrance is included with hotel stay. Separate full-day and half-day passes are also available: $24.95/person full day | $14.95/person half day. 

 


RESTAURANTS

Titletown Brewing Company

Restaurant & microbrewery serving house brews & classic pub grub in a historic train depot. Take a brewery tour after eating! (Kids get 1 free root beer).


The Pancake Place

Massive pancakes are the draw at this American comfort-food specialist serving breakfast all day. What could be better?!


Kroll’s West

Family owned for over 80 years across from historic Lambeau Field, Kroll’s is the home of the Kroll’s Butter Burger. Be sure to check out the ‘Signature Wall’ filled with celebrity endorsements from some very famous visitors.


What are your favorite things to do in Green Bay?

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