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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
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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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Small but adequate

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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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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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have had their season pass for two years now and our kids love it. We go here quite often and they never get bored. So much for them to see and do and the exhibits also change every few months so they can't get bored! They even had outdoor activities during the summer. They have neat events like groups... More 

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had 6 children 8 and under between 2 families as we met friends there while traveling. Small kids would have a great time. Older kids beyond 10 may get bored more quickly. Fun to be able to go outside and watch the roof "wings" open and close across the road by the water. You do have to deal with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The multiple levels make it more inconvenient for parents with small children, and there should be less capacity allowed through at the same time (maybe weekend reservations?) Otherwise, we enjoy the playtime and learning.

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Michele D, Public Relations Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. Spring is a busy time for most museums – ours included – as families are looking for fun and educational activities to do together when the children are on their breaks from school. For visitors looking for a quieter time to visit, we suggest visiting on weekdays, at our opening hour or... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We love Betty Brinn. There are just so many fun activities for the little ones. There is also a little play area set off from the main area for babies and toddlers. They also have certain evenings where there is no admission (if you aren't a member already) and lots of fun events for various holidays. I cannot recommend a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This ever changing exhibit makes it new every time you go. My children LOVE Betty Brinn. They are ages 6 and 8. We have been going since they were about 2. It never gets old. They are safe, engaged, and using their imaginations. What more can you ask for?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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14 helpful votes 14 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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