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929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-KIDS (5437)
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Hours and Fees:
Monday-Saturday9am - 5pm
SundayNoon - 5pm
See calendar for special hours.
Adults & children age 1 and older $8.00
Seniors (age 55 and older) $7.00
Children younger than 1 year FREE
Members FREE

Pre-School Programs
About the Museum's pre-school programs
The years before age 5 are critical to a child's development. In addition to special programs throughout the year, our weekly pre-school programs build school-readiness as children and caregivers have fun learning together. Space is limited. Please sign up when you arrive at the Museum!
Pre-School Pop-In: Ages 3 – 5
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for songs, stories and other fun group activities that focus on school readiness, and strengthening vocabulary and social skills.
Tot Time: Ages 1 – 3
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Singing, listening to stories, playing games and joining in activities for our youngest visitors are the first, critical steps in building academic and social skills for a lifetime. Join us for fun and games that are all about learning.
Music and Me: Ages 2 – 5
June 27; July 18; August 1, 22 & 29
10:30 a.m.

Music activities are an important and fun way to build literacy, math and social skills. Join us to explore music, instruments, and musical storytelling.
Music Makers: Ages 2 – 5
July 11 & 25; August 8 & 15
10:30 a.m.

Sing, listen, play rhythm instruments and move to music with staff from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Be A Maker Programs
About Be A Maker programs
This series offers opportunities for the children and families who visit the Museum to explore a broad range of do-it-yourself maker activities using a variety of materials, real tools, digital resources and technology that make it fun to tinker, learn new skills and create something unique!

Learn more about our Be A Maker program at

Be A Maker: Beat Builder
August 9 & 23 at 1 p.m.
Musicians unite! Children will make an electronic instrument to take home and collaborate on an evolving musical composition while exploring rhythm, pitch and tempo along the way.
Special Programs and Performances
It’s in the Bank: age 5 and older
sponsored by:

June 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Age 4 and older. Join us for facilitated play that teaches children about earning, spending, saving and sharing. Children will be the contestants in a fast-paced game show that will help them develop their financial vocabulary and learn to make smart decisions.
ABC Garden Explorers sponsored by Garden Room
Fridays at 1 p.m. through August 29
For age 4 and older. Children will help care for garden plants, try simple and fun science experiments, and build observation skills as they explore the Museum’s outdoor ABC Garden (weather permitting).
Story Time Yoga
July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19
10:30 a.m.

Get moving with Minda Devorkin, local author and youth yoga teacher! Children experience different ways to move their bodies and use their minds when they share fun and playful stories while learning yoga.
Get Growing with Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
July 15 and August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Discover the magic of a garden! Kids will learn about plants that grow underground and plants that grew when dinosaurs walked the earth, then design a sunny container to grow sunflowers.
Ballet Class with the Milwaukee Ballet
July 21 and August 18 at 10 a.m.
Join dancers from Milwaukee Ballet II in a beginning ballet/creative movement class. Learn the positions, work on splits, try runs and leaps, and more!
Charger Robotics Team
August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Meet Charger Robotics Team 537 from Sussex Hamilton – and their robot! This 150-pound robot was built by high school students in only six weeks. Learn about the project design and build and then try your hand at driving different types of robots!

Did you know...?
The Museum offers free memberships for families in need. If you would like to sponsor a membership for a needy family click here.

If you are interested in receiving a free membership, please contact our Family Focus Membership Coordinator at familyfocus@
or (414) 390-KIDS (5437), ext. 228.

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