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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun With our Five Year Old Granddauhter

Our granddaughter was very excited with the countless options available with the great variety of areas. She learned so much about broadcasting, construction, grocery stores, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ron R

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our granddaughter was very excited with the countless options available with the great variety of areas. She learned so much about broadcasting, construction, grocery stores, and much, much more. She loved the play/recreation area.

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had time to waste with 5 year old nephew and he loved it. We were there for several hours. He loved the little city that even had a television studio. I couldn't get him to leave. I liked that they had bags in the little kid area and grocery story for any children that might place an item in their... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's a Kid play area: with preschool area, and areas for bigger kids. It's on the second floor of a building. It has an outside area. Playground area, reading area, and others. It's like a big play area where they can play with other kids. The kids really enjoy it: ages 11, 8, and 5. It's located in front of... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They have many centers just the right size for children up to maybe about age 10 or 11. My 7 year old grandson loved it!!! It was just the right size for him to pretend to be a bus driver, plumber, electrician, engineer, postal employee, banker, grocer, etc. All this was to his scale. We were able to do all... More 

Chicago,IL
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of favorite places for my kid to go. Can play for few hours each time. Easy to meet and make friends and play the day away.

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Super fun for kids to get their imaginations flowing. Could spend an entire day here. Great especially for a rainy or snowy day.

Kihei
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96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The kids had so much fun and we (the adults) loved seeing them enjoy themselves. When asked about their favorite part of the visit, we had three different answers. (Three kids ages 10, 6 and 5. One liked the "gross" exhibit, one liked the music exhibit and they all loved to be able to feel the rays and sharks. All... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you have kiddos ten and under, this is a must. Even for young toddlers, there is plenty to see and do. Excellent.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A good place for kids to run around and play, but it's not as educational as we expected. Gets very crowded and noisy on weekends!

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent the day visiting family and the museum. The kids had such a great time! We explored a model of a grocery store and an area set up like a news station! Lots of photos opts and tons to do!

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