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Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
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+1 414-390-5437
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Great place for kids to learn and have fun!

Great place to take your kids to learn and have fun! There are two levels/floors to explore! There is many exhibits that are hands-on for them have fun with! See my pictures to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andrew K
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Chicago

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Chicago
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take your kids to learn and have fun! There are two levels/floors to explore! There is many exhibits that are hands-on for them have fun with! See my pictures to see the variety! it's great for ages 2 and up. They have a nice little gift shop on the second level, and even have a picnic tables... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid $8 for each of us to enter. Had to pay for my 2 year old girls to come in. Everything is over their heads (educationally). They could barely reach anything. They spent more time sitting in the play cars and pretending to drive. We could have done that at home.

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Thank emmabee81
Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. We were disappointed to learn that you had a negative experience at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Our exhibits are designed to engage children of multiple ages, with varying focuses of interaction. For our youngest visitors, we have our Pocket Park exhibit which provides a safe environment with dedicated activities... More 

Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here with our daughter. They had quite a bit for her to do. She really enjoyed the pretend town. They are priced very good too!

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Thank Dawn G
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Having just moved here it was great to find this excellent Children's museum to take our three year old to. Research parking before you go to find the best rate under the museum as well as the best entrances for drop off as the roadways around the area are a tad confusing as an out of town visitor. Coat area... More 

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Thank lived_there2
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I took my grandchildren there for a day out. They were quite disappointed as was I. Extremely disorganized....other than at the admissions desk I don't think we saw another staff member. Many of the exhibits had buttons that didn't work, older children running over the younger ones, and of course, no supervision, by parents or otherwise. The price is good... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Plainfield,IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to other children's museums before, but tonus , this stood apart. The exhibits were very unique and really geared towards kids. We found us getting very involved in the exhibits as well. Parking was very easy in a nearby garage that was a few dollars. It was a short indoor walk to the museum from the garage.... More 

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Thank Batholemew
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum highly exceeded my expectations. We spent about four hours here just loving everything. The quality of the exhibits and the hands-on play kept my kids busy for hours. We didn't want to leave!

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Thank Hillary N
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My son and daughter love this museum. Parking is easy and only $3 for members! The family memberships are reasonably priced. You may also bring your own lunches and eat in their specified area, or outside!

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Thank Jenn C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you visiting city with little kids you can stop. They will have fun. For adults its just another place with the same activities - bank, construction zone, grocery store etc. Nothing special, but over all positive experience.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

With grandkids in the Milwaukee area, it can be challenging to find fun, educational places to take them particularly in inclement weather. We "discovered" the Betty Brinn on our last visit and stayed for hours enjoying the multitude of educational and recreational offerings with our grandson. He enjoyed the visit immensely and I am sure we will go back next... More 

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