We’re pretty sure that from January 1st to April is a whole year of its own! Thank goodness we throw Spring Break in there near the end to shake things up a bit. We have our fingers crossed for some warm and sunny days but we found some of our 25 things to do for Spring Break in and around Oshkosh for indoor weather. We hope your kids have a great Spring Break and you’re able to have some fun together as a family!
Places to Go
- Snakes, scorpions, and spiders, oh my! Head to MToxins and check out over 50 rare reptiles and amphibians from around the world! Also visit Jack, the armadillo!
- The Fire Escape Art Studio is a fun place to paint pottery, make a sign or paint on cavas. Check out their class calendar for fun special projects!
- Grab a burger or pizza and play games at The Mineshaft! The 16,000 square foot game room has classic games as well as modern favorites like basketball, skeeball, racing and more.
- Glacier Ridge Animal Farm in Van Dyne is open Saturday and Sunday. Glacier Ridge is a working bison farm that rehomes animals. It boasts a 10-acre walk-thru petting area where you can hand-feed nearly 100 animals. Not fancy – just fun!
- Test your family problem-solving skills at the Escape Room Oshkosh.
- Knigge Farm Tours in Omro – Half-hour guided tour of a working family dairy farm using robotic milking and automatic calf-feeding technology. You will tour a free-stall dairy barn where cows milk themselves 24 hours a day. Visit calves and feed them if your visit is during their feeding time. You may also find cats and kittens during your visit! Ages 0-4 are free, 4-12 years $2/person and 12+ years $5/person.
- Watch a movie at Marcus Oshkosh Cinema – $5 Tuesdays are a great deal and perfect for Spring Break. Older, adventure, thriller kids can check out The Batman and Spider-man: No Way Home currently playing.
- Pick up some hand-dipped chocolates or a sweet treat at Oaks Candy Corner!
- Check out the calendar at The Oshkosh Library or check out a game or activity to do at home.
- Visit The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh and do a little shopping. If you get hungry while shopping, grab a pretzel at Auntie Anne’s. Tuesdays are Buy One Get One Free Pretzels!
- Follow Leon’s Frozen Custard on Facebook for a different flavor of custard every day!
- Go bowling! Head to Shoreview Lanes or Rev’s.
- Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In opens for their 74th season on March 23rd! Enjoy a real “Blast From The Past” in this unique and authentic 1950’s Drive-In Restaurant, with food served the way it used to be. Roller Skating Car Hops rock ‘n roll your order to your car or to one of our pleasant outdoor picnic tables, while your favorite 50’s & 60’s tunes play in the background. Ardy & Ed’s serves up big frosty mugs of creamy, Real Draft Root Beer, old-fashioned soda fountain favorites, and fabulous food! Ardy & Ed’s is located on Oshkosh’s south side, across from a public boat landing & park on beautiful Lake Winnebago.
- The Wisconsin Herd basketball team is home March 23, 25, and the 27! It’s one of the last times to check them out this season!
- Worth the Drive – Visit the goats at LaClare Farms in Malone. View and learn about their cheesemaking operations in their new Visitor Center! It also offers a glance into their goat barn. After you view the barn, take a walk through our pasture path along the outside of the barn and view our goats on our 26-foot high goat silo.
Museums to Visit
- Oshkosh Public Museum – Be sure to pick up the Scavenger Hunt when you arrive. It’s a great way to have fun while visiting the Museum.
- EAA Airventure Museum – The EAA Aviation Museum, formerly the EAA AirVenture Museum, is a museum is full of historic and experimental aircraft as well as antiques, classics, and warbirds.
- Paine Art Center & Gardens – Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence showcases a new form of bead art, the “ndwango,” developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This special exhibit is showing now until May 22, 2022, and is included with regular admission.
- Military Veterans Museum – Plan a visit and check out military artifacts and hear our many military stories about veterans in our area and around the country. Open Friday through Sunday. Free admission.
- Worth the Drive – Building for Kids in Appleton and visit America’s favorite curious little monkey, Curious George! There’s plenty to see and do, all while learning alongside a favorite storybook friend. We’ve got all the details to plan your visit.
- Worth the Drive – After playing at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac make sure to stop at Kelley Country Creamery for a treat!
Where to Burn off Energy During Spring Break
- Oshkosh Gymnastics & Cheer, Oshkosh – Open gym times available.
- Swim, ice skate, play and more at the Oshkosh YMCA!
- Find a new park to play at! These parks with rubber ground are perfect for Spring!
- Worth the Drive – Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac
Walk a Trail
- Here are our 5 Favorite Trails in Oshkosh!
- Soak up the first signs of Spring—take a family day-date biking the Wiouwash Trail.
- Explore more of Oshkosh’s waterfront walking along Riverwalk
- Worth the Drive – Horicon March Wildlife Area in Horicon
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