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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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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 school...more
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929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
+1 414-390-5437
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Milwaukee for 15 years and have always heard of Betty Brinn but never been. Now that I'm a parent, I thought it'd be a great place to bring my 14 month old on a boring winter day. Wrong. $9 a pop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BBCM, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear you had a negative experience. The Betty Brinn Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on, educational experiences to help children build fundamental cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills during their formative years, and to educate adults about the profound influence of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our almost three year old grandson here and he had a blast. He would have stayed all day. There is so many activities for kids to do here. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank northernerpalmtreelo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited not knowing exactly what it was. It is definately for kids. A lot to do there for them. Even some live water life. A great veriety. Plenty to do and there are other activities near by. Go see it, but, only if you have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have outgrown this museum but when my boys were little we were here every visit! Once they are about 8 they are too big for this one but up until then it is a MUST.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours there during a cold Saturday morning with our kids ages 5 and 3. They enjoyed themselves but with the current school holiday, the place can be too crowded in the noon. My suggestion, visit early as soon as they open. Nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mfarhan797
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This reasonably priced kid's museum offers hands-on experiences rather than technology. The kids can stock the shelves, shop, or run the cash register at a store..work in a post office...be a bank teller with a fully stocked drawer of play money. My boys loved the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TornadoJohn
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Our's too!~ There is just so much there to grab his attention and engage all of us. I highly recommend for kids (& parents). I only wish they still had their Brewers baseball exhibit, for my grandson's sake...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GerSyd
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We spent a very cold Sunday afternoon here with our grandkids, ages 5 and 7. We easily spent two hours checking out the various hands-on activities. We only left because they were hungry and there aren't any restaurants nearby. The youngest kids seemed to particularly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marlys S
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My son and I have frequented this museum SO many times and he begs me to go again and again. He is 10 now and technically outgrown it, but you wouldn't knwo that! Betty Brinn has an incredible way of blending science, history and hands...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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BBCM, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

This is the BEST review! Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you and your son again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a wonderful museum for young children - perhaps up to the age of 8 years or so. Some of the areas are especially set aside for toddlers. My granddaughter was very enthusiastic about many of the exhibits - so much so, that when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 21, 2017|
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Response from Rick T | Reviewed this property |
Eight year old is a perfect age for the Betty Brinn. There is so much to do they will find it fun as they go between each interactive exhibit. You may have a hard time getting them to leave their favorite exhibit.
December 11, 2017|
Response from BBCM | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and thank you for inquiring about our Museum gift certificates. You may purchase a certificate at the Museum’s Information Desk or over the phone at... More
May 4, 2017|
Response from BBCM | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for reaching out to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. We are so pleased to share our exhibit with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, it's certainly sure to be a family favorite! Hands-On... More