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Special Events

Community Access Days

Third Thursday of every month from 12-8 p.m.
All guests (excluding groups of 10 or more) receive FREE admission to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of every month from 12 to 8 p.m. Advanced reservations are recommended and some restrictions apply. Learn more.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

May 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or sensory processing disorders (SPD) and their families are welcome to join us for our Sensory-Friendly Sessions. Families can register for morning or afternoon, monthly events where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. Learn more.

Members-Only Play Sessions

Third Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
All current Museum members (Access, Family, Family+ and Business Partner) are invited to enjoy open play during these special times when the Museum is not open to the public. Advanced reservations are recommended. Learn more.

Member Swap Day

May 22
Member Swap Day is an event when participating museums open their doors to members from other Milwaukee museums. Present your Betty Brinn Children’s Museum membership card for free reciprocal admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Villa Terrace Art Museum. Questions about Member Swap Day? Email membership@bbcmkids.org. Please check each organization’s website for hours of operation.


Weekly Programs

Tot Time

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Jump into Tot Time for hands-on activities! We will pretend play, be creative and try something new. This program is great for early literacy, motor skills, problem-solving and social-emotional development. Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required. Recommended for children age 4 and younger.

Garden Thyme

May 27 @ 10:30 a.m.
Spring is just around the corner and we are getting ready to start our garden! We need some green thumbs to help us plant seeds and tend to small plants. We will learn about where seeds come from, how we can grow flowers and food, and the importance of caring for the earth. Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required.

Noise Parade

Saturday and Sunday @ 4 p.m.
Let’s make some noise! Come play one-of-a-kind instruments, clackers, jingles and shakers. Dress in silly costumes and get ready for the show! Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required. If a member of your family would like to borrow noise-reduction headphones, please visit our Information Desk.

Be A Maker space

May
Low voltage, high fun! Come explore loops and patterns through simple machines and sound inventions. Join us all month for electrifying experiments! Visit our BAM calendar for program times!

Sculpture Milwaukee Workshops
May 20 and 27 @ 1:30 p.m.
We are collaborating with Sculpture Milwaukee for a special workshop series highlighting sculptures throughout Milwaukee.

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The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Museum will be closed September 5-9, 2022. 

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Join us for our Community Access Days on the third Thursday of every month from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is FREE!
Advanced reservations are required and some restrictions apply. Learn more.