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929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-KIDS (5437)
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Hours and Fees:
Monday-Saturday9am - 5pm
SundayNoon - 5pm
See calendar for special hours.
Adults & children age 1 and older $8.00
Seniors (age 55 and older) $7.00
Children younger than 1 year FREE
Members FREE

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What's New
BUGS ON THE BALCONY
Through October 31
Sponsored by: Anderson Pest Solutions

The bugs return to the Museum’s south balcony this summer in this outdoor exhibit sponsored by Anderson Pest Solutions. Kids can build a giant insect using big bug parts or everyday objects, guide a bug through kid-sized maze tables, or crawl inside and outside a 6-foot beehive climber as they learn about anatomy, habitats and the value of insects. Seating on the balcony provides a spot to both eat and play, so pack a picnic lunch – we’ll provide the ants!
The Real Estate Office
Through October 4
Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Need some help finding your home sweet home? In this pretend Home Town business sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, children can role-play as the real estate agent or the homebuyer. Kids will explore maps, home styles and design, and how agents work to help families find the perfect home.

Up next in Home Town: The Animal Hospital, opening October 9!
TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™
October 10 - December 13
Sponsored by: GE

Since its debut in 2009, more than a million children and adults have enjoyed the Museum’s popular traveling exhibit, TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™. The exhibit, which was created by the Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL and sponsored by GE, returns this fall with endless opportunities for visitors to work together as they design, build and explore activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math.

Giant TINKERTOY pieces set the stage for the exhibit’s welcome gallery, and nine activity stations inspired by GE technologies enable children to learn more about renewable energy and clean water technology, experiment with design and engineering, and use imagination and creativity to develop their own ideas and inventions. Children can construct and test a wind-powered TINKERTOY model, experiment with filtration, collaborate on a design using linked computers, and create a TINKERTOY structure using nature as inspiration.

A spectacular assortment of TINKERTOY pieces – spools, rods, flags and more! – offer open-ended play and building opportunities. To help spark the next great idea, the exhibit’s TINKERTANK features profiles of great American inventors along with video clips and reading materials that highlight amazing creations…and even mistakes that became fantastic new products!


TINKERTOY is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission. © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Let's Play Railway!
Opening December 18
Sponsored by: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.

A visitor favorite returns December 18!

Thanks to our friends at Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., a fully refurbished Let’s Play Railway! returns to our Special Exhibit Gallery on December 18. Little engineers will enjoy a pretend ride on this visitor favorite as they enjoy activities in the exhibit’s engine, cattle wagon and caboose.

Let’s Play Railway! promotes early math and literacy, encourages problem solving and helps children practice communicating, sharing and taking turns. Kids can climb into the engine’s cab to operate dials, cranks and buttons that trigger realistic sound effects, and then explore the engine’s cow-catcher xylophone, a kid-powered crankshaft with moving pistons, and colorful puzzles in the wheels.

In the cattle wagon, kids can tend to a pretend cow and pony, harvest corn and store it in the silo, enjoy singing along to Old MacDonald, and try a pin maze and heat-sensitive handprint activities in the wheels. A read-with-me book nook offers favorite stories and educational books about trains.

The journey ends in the caboose, where children can enjoy the roly-poly wheel, more puzzles and a challenge to guide golf balls down a pretend track from station to station. Play tables with open-ended train building sets complement the exhibit.

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