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Special Events

Spirit Week

Monday, April 3 – Dress-Up Day
Our first spirit day invites families to dress up as their favorite characters, superheroes or anything else that sparks the imagination. Whether it’s a princess (do you want to build a snowman?) or a pirate, a doctor or a chef, we hope to see everyone’s fun costumes for Dress-Up Day!
Tuesday, April 4 – Birthday Celebration
It’s our 28th birthday! Come celebrate the Museum’s history and mission of providing innovative, hands-on learning experiences for children of all ages. Get ready for dancing and fun. Birdy Brinn is ready to party!
Wednesday, April 5 – Sports Day
Play ball! Show off your team spirit by wearing your favorite jerseys, hats, and colors. Jump into activities throughout the Museum that promote teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Thursday, April 6 – Animal Day
Dress in your favorite animal shirts, bring your favorite animal stuffie and explore the fascinating world of creatures great and small. We will learn about the lives of different animals and create wild crafts in the Be A Maker space.
Friday, April 7 – Pajama Day
Let’s get cozy and wear our pajamas. Join us for activities throughout the day geared towards relaxation, with story times and a sleep mask Be A Maker activity.

Community Access Days

Third Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m.-7 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 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advanced reservations are recommended and some restrictions apply. Tickets are released 2 weeks ahead of each Community Access Day. Learn more.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

Second Sunday of every month, 5-7 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of every month, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Families can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space during these special evening sessions. Learn more.

Be A Maker space

Join us in our Be A Maker space for hands-on maker activities and collaborative projects.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday and Thursday-Saturday:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

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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 also be closed September 5-8, 2023.

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