Events at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee WI - Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Milwaukee


There’s nothing better than seeing your child’s imagination come to life. Whether pretending to be a scientist, teacher, or sea captain, the moments you share today just might shape who they become tomorrow. At the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, we offer engaging events that help our visitors explore their world, work on problem-solving skills and social-emotional development. From Community Access Days and Sensory-Friendly Sessions to dance parties and Friendship Fridays, our Museum is a place where children can do what they do best – wonder and play.

Special Events

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.

Betty BOO’s Spooktacular
October 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our Halloween spooktacular is returning! Explore the Museum to discover themed activity spots, visit our haunt in the Be A Maker space, boogie down in Birdy Brinn’s dance party, meet some not-so-scary creatures and more! We would love to see your costumes!

General admission (available September 28): $15
Members (presale September 25-27): $3
Museums For All – limited, day-of availability: $3
Reservations are strongly recommended for this event.

Member Presale Tickets!

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.
Special Hours: December 24, 9 a.m.-2pm • December 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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