Exploratory Park

Take your family on an adventure through Exploratory Park!

This relaxing oasis on the south side of the Fair Park features hands-on stations for kids of all ages.

Stop by Smokey’s School House and visit the far south end of Exploratory Park to learn all about the Fair’s 168 year history.

Located on the south side of Main Street across from the Original Cream Puff Pavilion.

Open daily from 9 am – 9 pm.

Check Out a Few of Highlights in Exploratory Park

Department of Natural Resources:

Visit DNR experts in the north building in Exploratory Park. Explore the fish tanks featuring fish native to Wisconsin, learn about our state’s wildlife and all of the breath-taking parks throughout Wisconsin.


Do the kids need to burn off a little energy? Let them play on the playground in the heart of Exploratory Park while you rest your feet in a relaxing atmosphere and plan the rest of your day at the Fair.

Master Gardeners:

Head to the south end of Exploratory Park to learn all sorts of gardening tips and tricks from southeastern Wisconsin’s very own Master Gardeners. Plus, get ideas for your garden on native plants that are well suited for our climate.