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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
Trivial Pursuit: A 50-State Adventure
October 18 - February 1
Sponsored by: Tourism Cares: Sharon and Bill La Macchia Grant

Q: What national traveling exhibit allows you travel to each of the 50 states all in one day?

A: The Museum’s Trivial Pursuit: A 50-State Adventure exhibit!

We’ve partnered with Hasbro, Inc. to put an all-new twist on our popular travel-themed exhibit! We’ve reimagined the experience by introducing the ever-popular board game, Trivial Pursuit, into this wildly fun pretend trip across the country for visitors of all ages. Kids can select their next vacation destination with opportunities to “visit” each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each stop highlights one of America’s most spectacular places, including historic sites, tourist destinations, arts and sports venues and favorite family attractions. Packed with activities, fantastic photos and fun trivia about U.S. geography, history and culture, there’s much to learn as you pedal-power a riverboat down the great Mississippi, hike to Old Faithful, hit a home run at Fenway Park, mush a dog-sled team in Alaska, gear up for winter fun in Wisconsin and more. A Trivial Pursuit game component for both kids and adults offers individual play or a bit of family-friendly competition! Touch-screen kiosks present fun and interesting questions ranging from easy to hard about U.S. geography, history, arts and literature, science and nature, sports and leisure, and entertainment. The whole family will discover something new about the U.S. as they play together!

The Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Trivial Pursuit, the associated logo, the distinctive design of the game board, trivia cards, game tokens, and scoring wedges are all trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 1981, 2013 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. All Rights Reserved.
Bugs on the Balcony & the ABC Garden
Open through October 31
Sponsored by: Anderson Pest Solutions and Garden Room

Bugs on the Balcony
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, and crawl inside and outside a 6-foot "beehive" climber.

ABC Garden
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!
The Real Estate Office
Through January 4
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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