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Winter Break 2022

December 24 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
December 25 Closed
December 26-30 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
December 31 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
January 1 Closed

Special Events

Betty’s Beans and Books Literacy Event

December 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is hosting a book drive to help launch the all new Betty’s Beans and Books coffee shop! We will welcome La Revo Books, Lion’s Tooth, Milwaukee Public Library and Rooted MKE to help us celebrate! We are looking for gently-loved books. Each book donor can enjoy one free cup of coffee or an apple juice.**
This event is free with regular admission.
*While supplies last. **Limit one drink per person. Offer valid 12/10/22 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at Noon

December 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Celebrate the new year with us! Families can enjoy a dance party and a 12 p.m. ball-drop ceremony. We will be making DIY noisemaker in the Be A Maker space leading up to the countdown. The Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on December 31. 

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. Tickets are released 2 weeks ahead of each Community Access Day. 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.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

December 11, 5-7 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 twice a month for our evenings where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. Learn more.

Weekly Programs

Birdy’s Dance Party

Wednesdays @ 10:30-11 a.m.
Let’s party! Join our Museum mascot Birdy Brinn* for music and movement.
*We defer to the judgement of our mascot performer for appearance durations.

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.

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.

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Community Access Days
Families can receive FREE admission to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of every month from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more.