Explore the science of motion in Velocity! Kids of all ages can roll and race golf balls on tracks that demonstrate momentum, gravity, speed, and distance in our fun interactive physics lab! Learn more.
Join us for FREE admission, courtesy of Northwestern Mutual Foundation and other supporting sponsors, from 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month! Learn more.
Visit the Museum’s Be A Maker (BAM) space to experiment with all kinds of tools, equipment and materials that make it fun to tinker and create. Learn more.
Making – project-based learning – is a growing trend in education that is changing how students learn, how educators and schools teach, and how communities prepare young people for lifelong success. Learn more.
Did you know by purchasing a Level C BBCM membership with ACM Reciprocal Network benefits, you receive 50% off general admission for up to six people at museums participating in the network? Learn more.
Does your school want to receive a free educational field trip to the Museum for the 2018-2019 school year? From February 12 through March 16, 2018, schools (K-12) can register and apply for the Kohl’s Field Trip Grant Program. Learn more.
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on educational experiences that help children build fundamental cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills during their formative years, and to educating adults about the profound influence of early learning on a child’s academic and lifelong success. Learn more.
*Groups visiting courtesy of a grant from Kohl’s do not qualify for additional discounts or free buses.
Special Admissions Program
The Museum is pleased to provide reduced admission to groups that qualify for assistance through the Special Admissions Program established in memory of Mary Leach Smith.
*Your group may be eligible for a discount of $2.50 off a Self-Guided Field Trip or Focused Field Trip, or 50% off any Be A Maker Field Trip.
* Your group is eligible for a free Self-Guided Field Trip, $5 off a Focused Field Trip and additional discounts for a Be A Maker Field Trip.
(teachers and/or chaperones)
Click on these links to read the chaperone policy and cancellation policy.
Offered 9:30 - 11 a.m., noon - 1:30 p.m., or 1:30 - 3 p.m. Minimum of 10 students (or minimum payment of $50) is required.
Offered 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m. Minimum of 25 students (or minimum payment of $187.50) is required.
Offered 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m. Minimum of 10 students (or minimum payment of $100) is required; maximum 30 students.
The Museum does not have on-site group lunch facilities. Weather permitting, you may picnic in the adjacent O'Donnell Park; however the Museum does not have a place to store lunches. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Check out BBCM’s latest newsletter, Handprints, with Museum updates and information. Learn more.