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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

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What's New
Bugs on the Balcony
Open through October 31
Sponsored by: Anderson Pest Solutions

The bugs have returned to the south balcony in this outdoor exhibit! Kids can:
- Build a giant insect using big bug parts or everyday objects
- Guide a pretend bug through kid-sized maze tables
- Crawl inside and outside a 6-foot "beehive" climber
- Learn about anatomy, habitats and the value of insects
ABC Garden
Open through October 31
Sponsored by: Garden Room, Shorewood

A visitor favorite returns to the north balcony!
- Beautiful flowers, plants and vegetables from A to Z will bloom in the Museum's colorful garden boxes
- Kids can learn about gardening, vermiculture and more

Special thanks to Piala's Nursery & Garden Shop for the plants and flowers.

ABC Garden Explorers
A special program every Friday at 1 p.m. through August 29

Kids can try simple and fun garden experiments and learn to make observations as they explore the ABC Garden.
The Real Estate Office
July 3 through September 29
Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Children can pretend to be the real estate agent or the homebuyer as they explore maps, home styles and design, and how agents work to help families find the perfect home in this pretend Home Town business.
Be A Maker space
Open Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - noon & 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Teerlink Family

The brand-new Be A Maker space is a special space on the Museum floor dedicated to helping children learn skills, tinker with tools and materials, and share ideas, creations and experiences with others. There are ongoing opportunities for kids to create something amazing during their visit.

Open Studio hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - noon and 1:30 - 3 p.m. Featured BAM sessions are held every other Saturday at 1 p.m. - please check the Museum's calendar for details.

Please note, the BAM space may occasionally be closed to the public during regularly scheduled hours for school groups or special programs.
Art Central Gallery
Our mini art gallery, featuring art by and for children
Sponsored by: Mike & Jennifer Keough

Now showing:
Meet Your Milwaukee Makers

Enjoy unique interactive and touchable pieces created by members of the Milwaukee Makerspace in Bay View. This exhibition complements Maker Faire Milwaukee, a special event co-hosted by the Museum with Milwaukee Makerspace, which will be held September 27 & 28 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Brush Strokes for Little Folks
November 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Young Charlie Whitehead of Janesville, Wis., created many paintings during his short life. His parents developed the works into a book that honors Charlie, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, and his talent. The book will be on display, along with 20 of his original paintings.

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