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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
+1 414-390-5437
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Fun, But Showing Its Age

I've been to Betty Brinn numerous times in the past with our family's little ones. And they have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheLegend1965
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lots of fun

Great for families with younger children. Very educational and there are things to do for kids up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TaMara C
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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 readiness, including the development of early literacy, beginning math and science concepts, problem-solving, and physical and social skills. Visit today to explore our resident exhibits, special exhibits and our weekly educational programs.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“grocery store” (22 reviews)
“potato head” (3 reviews)
“young ones” (4 reviews)
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929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Betty Brinn numerous times in the past with our family's little ones. And they have always had a blast, as did the adults watching them. Last week, I went with our family's 4-year old, her first visit. While she equally was excited...More

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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. We appreciate your past patronage and your valuable feedback. I am sorry that your recent experience was disappointing, and have forwarded your helpful comments about specific activities to our Exhibit Services staff....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for families with younger children. Very educational and there are things to do for kids up to age 10 as well. Sometimes some of the attractions don't work as they're supposed to, which is the only reason for the 4 instead of the 5,but...More

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Amanda S, other at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the Museum, we are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We understand that it is frustrating to encounter an exhibit or activity that is closed or not in working order....More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Betty Brinn is an amazing children's museum. We love going and have a season pass and drive almost 30 minutes to go here! There is so much for the kids to do. One of the exhibits changes regularly which is nice to always have something...More

Thank apainter
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We’re delighted that you had an enjoyable time exploring the Museum together and we appreciate that you took the time to review the Museum and share your concerns about Museum security. It is very important to us that all of our guests feel safe as...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This place is great (though it was under renovation when we went so an entire section was closed off)!! My 5 year old had a blast and we spent a good couple of hours here. I wouldn't recommend it if the place is crowded, as...More

Thank AnnaTheTraveling5
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Visited October 22,2017. Agree with better parking ramp signage. We had an 8 year old who had fun, mostly at the physical play area that had the stationary bike and jungle gym. Most exhibits were very fun, creative, interactive and educational. Biggest disappointment was that...More

Thank shwanee
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. We are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed our educational exhibits, including our Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! exhibit that highlights ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. We understand...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We have been meaning to take our little ones for quite a while, and finally made it on a rainy Oct Saturday morning. We got there right at 9 and explored before it got crazy busy. Just a couple things I want to recommend to...More

Thank SarahBoehm
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. We are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed your visit! In terms of signage, we share your frustration and will hopefully have the opportunity to revisit way-finding signage at O’Donnell...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I took my three granddaughters ages 10,5,and 3 to the museum for the day. There were so many fun, interactive activities we stayed all day. Great value!

Thank billandsheri523
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Many different hands on activities. The Grandkids went from one exhibit to the next and spent time at the ones that interested them the most. Not very crowded so it was not difficult to see all that the wanted.

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Kids from 2-62 can have fun here. For small children, there are so many hands-on exhibits that let them ride a motorcycle, be a bus driver, work in a grocery store, be on TV, and so much more. As you move through there are more...More

Thank Pete V
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum! We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed our Home Town exhibit – our pretend grocery store is certainly a visitor favorite! We also appreciate the feedback about our daily projects in...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were in Milwaukee for a family wedding and we spent our last morning visiting this great museum. (7 adults in charge of 5 very active happy children!) The grocery store was a huge hit as well as the bus, motorcycle and the many hands...More

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22 December 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.
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12 December 2017|
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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
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5 May 2017|
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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
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