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For lots of kids, these are the last few days of summer vacation. Here are MetroParent's top picks for things to do with your family this week to enjoy those last few moments of freedom!

Milwaukee County Zoo fun

This is the last full week to enjoy some summer-themed fun at the zoo, including daily showings of the Kohl's Wild Theater productions and the special exhibit of Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out.

Both activities end on Labor Day.

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Close encounters with animals

Speaking of animals, here's another chance to visit with some, this time at Tippecanoe Library, at 3912 S. Howell Ave. in Milwaukee.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, you'll be able to get up close and personal with a variety of live animal ambassadors ranging from reptiles and amphibians to birds and mammals while the Wildlife in Need Center presents information on wildlife and human interactions, species identification, natural history and rehabilitation of Southeastern Wisconsin wildlife.

Wisconsin Highland Games

There are lots of opportunities for kids to have fun and get schooled in Celtic culture at the same time at the Wisconsin Highland Games, which starts Friday, September 1, and runs through Sunday, September 3, at the Waukesha County Expo Center grounds, at 1000 Northview Road in Waukesha.

The festival will feature bagpipes, contests of strength, music, dancing, kids' activities, plenty of food and drink, and it's free for kids up to age 12.



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