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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
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Adults & children age 1 and older $8.00
Seniors (age 55 and older) $7.00
Children younger than 1 year FREE
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The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD
January 16 - May 8
Sponsored by: Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Join MR. POTATO HEAD on fun and educational adventures as he leads the way on a jungle safari and an archaeological dig! The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD is a special interactive exhibit that was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL®. The exhibit has since traveled to children’s museums and science centers around the country, and returned to our Museum in January.

Spud Quest will lead visitors on an archeological dig in search of the statue of King Tato, where they will need to decipher “tatoglyphs” and solve mazes to find the statue’s secret cache. Guests will use special maps to explore the treasure chamber, excavate the dig site to uncover fun artifacts from the King’s past, and reconstruct the King’s crown and weigh the discoveries in MR. POTATO HEAD’s research tent.

While exploring the jungle with MR. POTATO HEAD in Spud Safari, visitors can enjoy a pretend mudslide or venture inside a cave in search of mysterious objects. Guests can explore the sounds of the jungle, discover camouflaged and hidden creatures, and gain a different perspective when they use special lenses and cameras to see the world through the eyes of silly birds, bugs and animals. And, don’t miss the beloved MR. POTATO HEAD experience...a giant collection of the classic toy’s parts – hands, feet, eyes and more – invites kids (and adults!) to let their creativity shine!

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD national tour is sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, with additional support provided by Debra Altshul-Stark and Brian Stark, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Media sponsors are 99.1 WMYX, Direct Media USA, FOX 6 and Metroparent.
Let's Play Railway!
Now open
Sponsored by: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.

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.

Let's Play Railway! is sponsored by Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. Media sponsor is Metroparent Magazine.
Our featured business in Home Town: The Nursery & Garden Shop
Now open through July 3
Sponsored by: Piala's Nursery & Garden Shop

Are you ready for spring planting? In this pretend Home Town business sponsored by Piala’s Nursery & Garden Shop, children can role-play as a landscape designer or builder, or work in the garden shop full of hands-on activities!

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