Weekly Programs

Tot Time

Thursday and Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Jump in to Tot Time for stories, crafts and more! We will play pretend, 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.

Caterpillar Corner

Friday @ 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Caterpillar Corner is our summer series all about monarch caterpillars! Learn how to find them in the wild, raise them at home and how to release them after they transform into butterflies! Participants will have the opportunity to observe caterpillars (maybe even butterflies!) and experience their life cycles. Do you have caterpillars? We would love to see them! Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required.

Noise Parade

Thursday-Sunday @ 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 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! Will you join our music makers band? Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required.

Special Events

Camp Brinn
August 5

Help us celebrate 25 years of wonder at Camp Brinn! Join us on August 5 for the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event will take place in Museum Center Park in downtown Milwaukee and will have a casual format inspired by the nostalgia of summer camp. Learn more.

Trinity Irish Dancers
August 6

We are excited to host the Trinity Irish Dancers on August 6 from 11-11:30 a.m. Watch these young dancers during a 20-minute traditional Irish dance performance, and then stay to learn an Irish jig! Free with museum admission.

WaterStone Bank Day
September 24

Join us for WaterStone Bank Day for activities all about earning, saving, spending and sharing. Families can play in our pretend bank and learn about financial literacy. For added fun, each child gets a fun takeaway for at-home learning. Free with regular admission.

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The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Upcoming Events
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Your next adventure is waiting! Don’t miss our I’m an Explorer pop-up exhibit! The full experience is now open!