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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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For younger kids

We've never been to Betty Brinn and had heard how fun it was. My son at age 8 was definitely one of the older kids there. It was cute but overrun by lots of toddlers. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We've never been to Betty Brinn and had heard how fun it was. My son at age 8 was definitely one of the older kids there. It was cute but overrun by lots of toddlers. The activities seemed geared more to the younger children than mine, but definitely recommend this to anyone with young kids.

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Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to learn through play. There are learning centers for children starting at 7 months through grade school. Go early in the day to avoid crowds.

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Miami, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Took my niece and nephew here, they loved it. So much for them to do here. Hours and hours of fun. Plus its a learning experience. Make sure you stop here if your in Milwaukee I know you will love it

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We took our grand daughter and son to this museum. She seemed to like it, especially the area where they can shop as they were in a grocery store and then check out the items. There also was a mail room shop too! very educational for kids.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I gave my daughter a birthday party here and the kids had a excellent time. The staff was helpful. The museum is a great place for kids to explore. Check prices before booking they may have increased since last year.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our 21-month-old toddler absolutely loved this place -- and so did my wife and I. There are endless things to do for kids (under 5-ish) in this museum. The museum itself is not that big, but considering our family was only in Milwaukee for a few days, this was the highlight of our trip. This is one of those rare... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was very crowded and our 16 month old was in danger of being overrun by some older kids who were in the toddler area. Some parents really do no supervision. The museum itself has plenty of different activities for many ages. I would recommend it to entertain a child for a couple of hours. Some of the play areas... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Betty Brinn offers children young and old an experience to learn hands on about science, business, history and other subjects while doing it in an interactive and fun environment. The only downside is that it can get very busy on weekends, and getting parked can be a challenge for someone new to the area. Just shoot for the O'Donnell parking... More 

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milwaukee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Small enough to enjoy in a few hours, with many different exhibits and hands on activities for younger children. Great place for kids age 2 - 8. Staff are very friendly, great location on Lake Michigan with wonderful views. Priced reasonably, and areas to bring a bag lunch and eat if you are making a day of it.

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Fairfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you have small kids (or grandkids) BB is a treasure. Plenty for kids to do in a safe and inviting environment. Exhibits are always interesting, approachable and entertaining plus they change frequently so every visit offers something new.

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