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“Great place to go for fun!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-390-5437
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Ranked #30 of 128 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to go for fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My kids love going to BB. I have two kids 3 & 7 and between all of the hands on exhibits and the hometown area we always spend 2-4 hours having a great time. It is a perfect option for winter and rainy days. I know other people mentioned that there was not upkeep on the exhibits... this is somewhat true. They change the exhibits every 6 months or so. After 6 months of play from hundreds and hundreds of kids some of the pieces end up missing or broken. However I still feel that they do a fair job of trying to keep the exhibits working. What really matters is that when we go my kids have a great time and always want to go back again and again!

Visited March 2013
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Many every changing stations.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have a membership and go every 1-2 months. It seems to always change, which is nice for the kids. There are numerous, creative interactive stations. The kids are always very excited to go.

I do my best to try to avoid midday on the weekends or with rain since it is packed.

Visited April 2013
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Oak Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If the weather doen't permit a trip to the zoo, this is a great alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've never seen so many interactive activities for children between the ages of 1-11. Very neat hands-on museum.

Visited April 2013
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Fort Wayne
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent hours here and the kids - 3 and 5 year olds loved it!. There is so much to do. The parking is convenient, the food is good and reasonably priced - or you can easily bring your own. There are many areas to visit and all are great. The kids especially liked the store, the pizza bakery, and the car shop. There is a
Pocket Park area for preschoolers that is a great place for parents to take a break. We will definately go back.

Visited April 2013
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Wisconsin
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“Great for young children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was a nice interactive place to take the kids. I would say perfect for 4-8 year olds. Reasonably priced, and plenty to keep them entertained for 2-3 hours. Do not take a lot of things with you, as it will make it difficult to keep up with them as they run between activities. Eat before or after you go and carry a bottle of water and you should have a great time.

Visited March 2013
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