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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-390-5437
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Ranked #19 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Milwaukee's only place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just for kids 10 and younger and...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Milwaukee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We've been to Betty Brinn's several times. The exhibits change regularly which keeps the kids entertained every time. The imaginary play stations bring local flair to the museum. It's never a disappointing experience.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

and they loved it! They were 2 years old and they had a great time. Were able to enjoy every single section of the museum. It is worth the visit!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very nice children's learning museum. Hands on displays, roomy, good activities, convenient parking, easy access, nice vista for lunch

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Kids of all ages can find something fun to do. Weather its shopping or playing on the indoor play ground plus its right off the lake front so its a nice view. MY son loves it we have been 4 times now and are seriously thinking about buying a pass

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I did not go to the museum, but my husband took our 3 year old, and it must have been great since our 3 year old keeps begging to go back! They offer $2 off the attached parking garage.

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