The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head: That silly character with changeable parts has amazing and educational adventures in outer space, on a jungle safari, on an archaeological dig and under the sea. Through May 12 at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 390-KIDS, www.bbcmkids.org.
Attack of the Space Pirates: Only one valiant ship stands between a gang of rogue pirates and their total domination of space. Daily shows through Feb. 23. Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, 800 W. Wells St. (414) 319-4629, www.mpm.edu/planetarium.
Black History Month: Many events at local branches of the Milwaukee Public Library. (414) 286-3011, www.mpl.org.
Ice Skating: Outdoor—Slice of Ice: Bring your own skates or rent $7/pair. Open daily at 11 a.m. weather permitting through March. Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St. (414) 289-9791, www.county.milwaukee.gov/RedArrow. Indoor—Pettit National Ice Center, 500 S. 84th St. (414) 443-1000, www.thepettit.com. Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, 2699 Golf Rd., Delafield. (262) 646-7071, www.waukeshacounty parks.com. Weekends at 1:30–3 p.m. at Mullet Ice Center, 700 North Ave., Merton. (262) 369-3600, www.arrowheadschools.org.
iPod Touch Tours: The Kohl’s Art Generation tours encourage learning about art through games, videos and scavenger hunts. Free with admission. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. (414) 224-3200, www.mam.org.
Kids Dream Winter Film Series: Affordable, family-friendly films featuring G-or PG-rated films every Saturday (10 a.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.) in February at participating Marcus Theatres. $2, Free/vouchers from participating American Family Insurance agent offices. www.marcustheatres.com.
Real Pirates: The National Geographic traveling exhibit shows the world of early 18th-century pirates and features a nearly full-size replica of a real pirate ship that visitors can climb aboard. Through May. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. (414) 278-2702, www.mpm.edu.
Sled Dog Rides: Visit with the dogs, get your questions answered by the mushers, take pictures and have an adventure on an authentic freight sled with dogs pulling you on the trail. All ages. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., weekends through March. $15. Whitnall Park Golf Course warming house, 5879 S. 92nd St. Franklin. (414) 967-9677, www.doorcountysleddogs.com.
Tripoli Shrine Circus: The circus’ annual visit to Milwaukee combines strength and skill, beauty and mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, watch as human and animal performers transform into a magical world. Feb. 21-24. U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 908-6001, www.uscellulararena.org.