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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-390-5437
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Milwaukee's only place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just...
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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Good time with kids will go back

Lots of fun here. Spend a good 2-3hrs with a 6-8yr old. Daughter loved the news studio set. The building block/tile moving room was a big hit as well. will go back for sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun here. Spend a good 2-3hrs with a 6-8yr old. Daughter loved the news studio set. The building block/tile moving room was a big hit as well. will go back for sure. Lunch options slim for that area. Some in the building. We ate about a blk away in office building called DK. was really good and kid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must see museum for kids under 8. Great hands on museum for music, art, grocery shopping, postal worker, mechanic, etc. Located off of Lincoln Memorial and facing Lake Michigan, awesome place to visit with the kids!

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I took my daughter her many, many times when she was growing up. It is really a very special place filled with numerous interactive exhibits that kids LOVE. I would highly recommend it!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

WORD Headquarters not interesting f I r kuds, unusual exhibit. SO many buttons, electric screens did not work, with no sign saying it was broken. Disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were staying in Milwaukee for a business/family trip and needed something to keep the kids occupied for a few hours. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum was perfect. It is laid out really well, lots of fun activities for the kids to try and experiment with. Great views of Lake Michigan is a bonus!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had a coupon so we checked it out with a 2 yr old. It's not as big as you might think. You can get through the entire place w/in 2 hrs or so.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My granddaughter claimed this as her favorite place in the world. Mostly for 1 to 8 year olds, it has a huge diversity of fun things that appeal to all children. Very educational, and all the diffrent venues are of businesses in town. The vet, bank, grocer, Harley's all represent something that Milwaukee contains and is known for. Very educational... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great interactive play and learning actives. Loads of variety for the kids. Seem they always have something new!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I'm not from this area but my family is. They come here alot. Wow -- I was so impressed. I wasn't able to spend enough time here to see everything but would love to go back. There are different sections throughout with so much interactive and fun learning things for the kids to do. There's a shopping area with true... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We took our 4 yo and 2 yo there. They had a great time. Seemed small, but we were there for about 1.5 hours.

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Additional Information about Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-390-5437
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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