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Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee

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Betty Brinn Children's Museum
929 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee
WI
53202
Tel: 414 390-5437

Where are we going today?

When you find a place that offers all day fun, kids just love it! When you find a place that offers all day fun AND learning - parents love it! Which is why the Betty Brinn Children's Museum is a place you might want to visit!

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Betty Brinn museum is dedicated to offering the best interactive exhibits for kids to ensure a healthy development. Kids as old as 10 years can develop those fundamental skills, as well as the ability to work as a team, and build their self-esteem.

Each exhibit teaches something new, and can be found in either the South Gallery or the North Gallery. What better place to start than in your own town - Home Town that is! Here, kids can role-play jobs in this kiddie sized community. They can work in a pretend motorcycle dealership, or post some letters in the post office.

Those future presenters can enjoy their close up in the TV studio, or they can take the city bus to meet their friends!

For those little ones in the family, the Pocket Park is a stimulating environment for those pre-school age infants, which is perfect for them to play with others their own age.

Ever played an interactive board game? You can at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, with the Kohl's Healthy Kids! They can jump and play their way into a healthy lifestyle - and that is invaluable!

With railways, gardens, and engineering activities to boot, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum really does have something for all kids, no matter what their interest. 

What are you going to learn today!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$8
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Mon - Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sun

All year round

Teachers corner

They offer focused field trips or Be A Maker field trips - make sure you book in advance, and get that great discount to learn outside of the classroom!.

I'm Hungry!

Visit the Coast Cafe (open Tues - Sat) where you can enjoy tasty foods including pizzas, hot dogs, and soups!.

Healthy Eating!

The cafe has healthy options including salads and healthy kid-friendly items.

Any Top Tips?

They love to help you celebrate those birthdays, so check out the packages that offer you a fun party room, or an after hours party!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits!.

Can I get one of those?

The Gift Shop is the best place to pick up educational items as well as toys! Books, puzzles, and even craft kits can all be picked up!.

More information

They have great events across the year, including Tot Time, Music Makers and Animal Antics! Check out the diary and make a note of them!.

What people are saying?

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    I've been to the Betty Brinn children's museum with my kids three times. I really wish they'd step up their game, Milwaukee really needs more resources to educate and entertain our children, but it seems as if they missed the ultimate goal of protecting our little ones. The displays are falling apart, the building needs major repair, and most importantly my kids got sick 2 of the 3 times. Once with hand foot mouth disease. So, Betty Brinn Museum: What do you need to improve?

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    We brought our tots and were very disappointed. The admission price was outrageous at $8 a head. Boring. Disorganized. Never again. For the money they are raking in there, couldn't they get some balls for the mini golf area? or fix the floor piano so that it makes some sound when you step on keys? or get a new mallot for the pvc pipe organ? or more than TWO mini shopping carts for the throngs of kids interested in the pretend Sendik's market? or fix the darn train whistle at least?!

    Worst of all, as we watched kid after kid go through the "Emergency...Read More

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    Perfect for my one and three year old. Plenty to do. Will definitely come back!

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    We brought our 2 year old niece here during the week. She loved everything - especially the floor "piano". Too bad it wasn't large enough to re-enact the scene from "Big". Great place for kids!

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    My 3 yr old was boerd to death.

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by Angela

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We brought our tots and were very disappointed. The admission price was outrageous at $8 a head. Boring. Disorganized. Never again. For the money they are raking in there, couldn't they get some balls for the mini golf area? or fix the floor piano so that it makes some sound when you step on keys? or get a new mallot for the pvc pipe organ? or more than TWO mini shopping carts for the throngs of kids interested in the pretend Sendik's market? or fix the darn train whistle at least?!

Worst of all, as we watched kid after kid go through the "Emergency Gate Only" without consequence, was our gradual realization that if our toddler took off even for a second in this setting, ANYONE could have grabbed her and taken her out of the building without consequence. That is unacceptably unsafe. Even Chuck E Cheese has a wristband system designed to prevent child abduction rather than one that just shows which adults paid admission.

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