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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
Phone Number: +1 414-390-5437
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Milwaukee's only place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just for...

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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Not enough time

Had 3 hours for a 4 & 5 year old,so decided to go . They had a great time and learned a lot.Parking under the building was very convenient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Daniel W
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Waupaca
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New York
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am from the Rochester NY area so having been to the Strong National Museum of Play this museum was not great in comparison. If you have never been to another children's museum, this one will be nice to visit. The Goods: the view of the lake is amazing, if you are there at noon you can see the art... More 

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Waupaca
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had 3 hours for a 4 & 5 year old,so decided to go . They had a great time and learned a lot.Parking under the building was very convenient.

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Thank Daniel W
adventurer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the grandchildren to the Children's museum with no expectations other than it is a children's museum and something to do. The museum seemed to me to be a little hokey focusing on a supermarket, industry, a gas fix - it station and a physics portion of force, momentum and movement of balls. There are more hands-on exhibits as... More 

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Thank auroraadventurer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for young kids. Our kids loved it and didn't want to leave. The price was a little high, considering parents paid full price and there wasn't a single thing for parents to do at the museum. I could understand paying full price, but only if there was something for parents to enjoy too.

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Thank Amy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a well thought out place cause it allows children of all ages to get involved. I love that there was so much that they could touch and play with and it was very nice.

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here with out 3 kids (8, 5, and 2) on a Friday afternoon during the summer (July 2016). The price is pretty good, at $8 for anyone over 1 year old. Under 1 is free. We parked at the O'Donnell Ramp, on Michigan Street. Parking was a flat fee of $10, but I think that was a special... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live in Milwaukee and had not ever visited before. My 3 yr old and 5 year old were entralled. I joined in for some activities just for the fun. Make sure to pack a lunch. None of us wanted to leave but after 3 1/2 hours got too hungry to stay. Great set up for eating if you bring your... More 

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1 Thank chispadedios77
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. Very educational. My daughter who is 3 loved it and learned alot while there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic for the kids. Hard to get them out of the building. Well organised and great at teaching various aspects of life such as shopping spending money adding up as well as physics,car repair, riding a Harley and trying out being a tv star with camera and various back drops

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've never visited before, so we weren't sure what to expect, especially for the price, but it was so worth the admission price! It didn't look like much when we first arrived and getting to the actual admissions desk wasn't easy (parking is difficult and signage once you park isn't great), but the staff was friendly and helpful. Once we... More 

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