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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
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+1 414-390-5437
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Milwaukee's only place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just for...

Milwaukee's only place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just for kids 10 and younger and their grown-ups! The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years. Exhibits include a kid-sized town; an area exploring the visual, language and performing arts; a life-sized board game that teaches kids about being healthy and taking care of our bodies; an inviting play just for children age 4 and younger; and a special exhibits gallery that features exhibits such as The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head, Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home and much more! The Museum also features two outdoor exhibits in the summer.

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Fun for the young ones

This was our first time here with our daughter. They had quite a bit for her to do. She really enjoyed the pretend town. They are priced very good too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn G
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here with our daughter. They had quite a bit for her to do. She really enjoyed the pretend town. They are priced very good too!

Thank Dawn G
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just moved here it was great to find this excellent Children's museum to take our three year old to. Research parking before you go to find the best rate under the museum as well as the best entrances for drop off as the roadways around the area are a tad confusing as an out of town visitor. Coat area... More 

Thank lived_there2
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandchildren there for a day out. They were quite disappointed as was I. Extremely disorganized....other than at the admissions desk I don't think we saw another staff member. Many of the exhibits had buttons that didn't work, older children running over the younger ones, and of course, no supervision, by parents or otherwise. The price is good... More 

Thank Kathy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to other children's museums before, but tonus , this stood apart. The exhibits were very unique and really geared towards kids. We found us getting very involved in the exhibits as well. Parking was very easy in a nearby garage that was a few dollars. It was a short indoor walk to the museum from the garage.... More 

Thank Batholemew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum highly exceeded my expectations. We spent about four hours here just loving everything. The quality of the exhibits and the hands-on play kept my kids busy for hours. We didn't want to leave!

Thank Hillary N
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My son and daughter love this museum. Parking is easy and only $3 for members! The family memberships are reasonably priced. You may also bring your own lunches and eat in their specified area, or outside!

Thank Jenn C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you visiting city with little kids you can stop. They will have fun. For adults its just another place with the same activities - bank, construction zone, grocery store etc. Nothing special, but over all positive experience.

Thank Elzbieta G
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

With grandkids in the Milwaukee area, it can be challenging to find fun, educational places to take them particularly in inclement weather. We "discovered" the Betty Brinn on our last visit and stayed for hours enjoying the multitude of educational and recreational offerings with our grandson. He enjoyed the visit immensely and I am sure we will go back next... More 

Thank Juanmt2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have a 6 year old and wanted to take her to a children's museum while on vacation, she didn't find this to be interesting at all. It was for pre-kindergarten age. She liked the gift shop toys. Majority of the place looked like it was under construction and no developed, we weren't sure if we were in the right... More 

Thank April R
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter (10 y/o) loves Betty Brinn, she will request to go there all the time. She has loved it for years. If you are looking for a good rainy day place to go and stay dry with the kids, this is it.

Thank Jocelyn C

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