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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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Fun place to visit with small children

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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41 reviews 41 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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