Community Resources

Community Events

April 8, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Museum’s off-site makerspace, Brinn Labs, will be teaming up with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for some FREE family fun, including an instrument show-and-tell. You can also try your hand at creating and building an instrument of your own. Learn more.

June 1, 2018 from 5-9 p.m.
The Museum’s off-site makerspace, Brinn Labs, is proud to participate in Bay View Gallery Night! We’ll be featuring Museum staff, artists and designers, showcasing sculptures, illustrations, ceramics, interactive art and more. Participating artists include: Austin Boechler, Mike Cook, Kyle Hoard, John McGeen, Bill Pariso, Pete Prodoehl, Reid Sancken and Becky Yoshikane. Learn more.

Introducing Brinn Labs

The Betty Brinn Museum is proud to announce the opening of Brinn Labs. Brinn Labs serves as the hub for our growing Maker Initiatives, which address how children and young people will live, work and learn in a rapidly changing global society, and expand our “learning-by-doing” mission to the entire community.

Making – project-based learning – is a growing trend in education that is changing how students learn, how educators and schools teach (especially the critical STEAM subjects), and how communities prepare young people for lifelong success.

Along with its dramatic influence on education, making is also addressing the skills gap in workforce training, job creation and economic development – key issues for Milwaukee. Our Maker Initiatives have established that Museum as a national leader in the Maker Movement, and Brinn Labs is home to this evolving aspect of our educational mission.

The Initiatives are among our most important investments since the Museum’s opening in 1995:

For more information, please visit or contact us at (414) 291-0221.

Upcoming Events
Thu 22

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March 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 22

Be A Maker: Morning Open Making

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 22

Be A Maker: Afternoon Open Making

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BBCM Updates

Attention Guests: Alternate routes may be required to reach the Museum due to closures on the I-43/I-94 Marquette Interchange and Milwaukee Streetcar construction. Find up-to-date directions here.