Special Events

The Museum hosts a variety of family-friendly events and fundraisers throughout the year. Visit our calendar for more information!

 

MAKER FAIRE® MILWAUKEE
September 23 & 24, 2017
Maker Faire Milwaukee is a free, family-friendly event that welcomes makers – tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, tinkerers and hobbyists of all ages – to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with the community and other makers. The event is co-hosted by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and the Milwaukee Makerspace in collaboration with MAKE magazine, and is sponsored by Brady Corporation. Held at Wisconsin State Fair Park on the same weekend as Harvest Fair, Maker Faire Milwaukee offers something for visitors of every age. Learn more.


THE GALA
October 7, 2017
The Gala is the Museum’s most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds from this adults-only event support the Museum’s educational mission, including free parenting education, admission, membership, field trips, transportation assistance programs and events that benefit more than 80,000 children and adults each year. Learn more.


NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN
October 27 & 28, 2017
Celebrate the fall season with plenty of Halloween fun created especially for young children at the Museum’s popular Not-So-Scary Halloween, presented by Sendik’s Food Markets. Receive goodies at Treat Stops (with or without a costume!), and enjoy spooktacular activities and fun throughout the Museum. The event is free for Museum members and free with regular paid admission for non-members. Visit Sendik’s Food Markets – Balistreri Owned & Operated to purchase select products from our sponsors Breadsmith, Kemps and Sargento, and show your receipt to receive one FREE admission to the Not-So-Scary Halloween. One admission per product. Please check back in September for more information.


HOLIDAY KITCHEN
November 24, 2017
Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a special day all about being with the ones we love, presented by Sendik’s Food Markets! Families can join us for crafty workshops with engaging DIY projects, fun programs and delicious food samples that celebrate cooking together, healthy eating and the importance of family meal time. Holiday Kitchen will feature a variety of hands-on activities that highlight the value of making good decisions when it comes to nutrition and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Visit Sendik’s Food Markets – Balistreri Owned & Operated to purchase select products from our sponsors Breadsmith, Kemps, Palermo’s and Sargento, and show your receipt to receive one FREE admission to Holiday Kitchen. One admission per product. Please check back in October for more information.


MAKESHIFT – GROWN-UPS ONLY
Various dates
MakeShift is an adults-only event series hosted in the Museum’s Be A Maker space. Join us to learn new skills, experiment with tools and technology, and meet creative people. Past MakeShifts have featured metal work, sewing, Nerf wars, hot sauce, home brewing and dozens of other hands-on projects. Check out our calendar for upcoming MakeShift events.

 

Events and event details are subject to change.

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