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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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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%
Travellers talk about
“grocery store” (23 reviews)
“potato head” (3 reviews)
“indoor play” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5406
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+1 414-390-5437
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"grocery store"
in 23 reviews
"potato head"
in 3 reviews
"indoor play"
in 3 reviews
"young ones"
in 4 reviews
"great place to take the kids"
in 5 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 8 reviews
"older kids"
in 7 reviews
"fun exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"parking ramp"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 11 reviews
"great fun"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"discovery world"
in 5 reviews
"mechanic"
in 5 reviews
"membership"
in 7 reviews
"stroller"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of well thought out, and secretly educational events. Everything from Grocery shopping to a manufacturing assembly line. Very well done

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a must if you’re traveling in the MKE area with kids. We were there with friends and 9 children (ages 1-7). We spent the entire day there. I couldn’t believe how much there is to so. Seriously, this might...More

Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry Betty Brinn we wanted to like you, but this just isn’t great. When you compare it to other children’s museums in the Midwest (Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis) it’s not even good. Aside from the fact that the exhibits weren’t very innovative (same old, same...More

Thank J H
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience, and we are pleased to share that this year, we have a number of new exhibits debuting on our floor, as well as refurbishment of existing ones. Coming this summer to our Special...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Sat afternoon with our little one. Definitely very busy but thats what you expect on a weekend. Lots of themed areas which our little one enjoyed. It was quite messy in all the areas. I did see some workers cleaning...More

Thank lilrox724
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your thoughtful review of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. We are very glad to hear that your little one enjoyed exploring our educational exhibits. We apologize that you encountered an extended wait time for check-in and appreciate your patience, as you...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Went here with my 5 and 7 year old grand daughters for a morning of play. What a fun experience for them as well as me! There were so many different types of activities that they could do, from shopping for groceries, to sending balls...More

Thank pandl2016
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

My toddler enjoyed it. However , the facility shows clearly it’s age many things are broken or only having limited supply so that is does not make any fun. The climbing tower is completely over crowded and there is no one who supervised which leased...More

Thank Michaela B
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hello, We are sorry to hear that your recent experience to the Museum was disappointing, but we certainly agree about the view! We understand that it is frustrating to encounter an exhibit or activity that is closed or not in working order. With more than...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

Thank TheLegend1965
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Amanda S, Communications Manager at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

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 23 January 2018

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

Thank TaMara C
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Amanda S, other at Betty Brinn Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

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

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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

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occams-razor
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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Response from Amanda S | 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
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bozo7626
5 May 2017|
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Response from Amanda S | 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
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