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Field Trips and Group Visits

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum field trips and group visits provide the opportunity for children to play in the Museum’s educational exhibits and enjoy activities based on their age, interests and developmental abilities. The Museum serves as a destination for educators and groups looking to meet curriculum and early learning standards.

Self-Guided Field Trips
Groups can explore the Museum at their own pace with our 90-minute Self-Guided Field Trips. Discounted admission rates apply for schools, childcare centers, and nonprofit groups of 10 or more.

Be A Maker Field Trips 
Be A Maker Field Trips include facilitated workshops that encourage learning through materials and tools, props, demonstrations and group interaction.
View our Be A Maker Field Trips.
Please indicate that you would like to reserve a Be A Maker Field Trip when completing your reservation request.

Group Admission:
$7.50 per child
Minimum of 10 students/$75
1 adult teacher/chaperone (18+ years) for every 5 children. Extra adults (outside of the 1:5 ratio) $12

Museum exhibits and programs reflect Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and developmental milestones recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as Wisconsin and national academic standards.

Field trips and group visits must be reserved in advance.

Request Your Reservation!

For qualifying organizations with a group of 10 or more, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form to initiate the booking process. Group admission is only available to groups who submit a request at least 21 days prior to their earliest requested date. Field trips and group visits must be reserved in advance.

After submitting your request, you will receive a confirmation to the email provided. Submitting a request does not guarantee a field trip on the request dates. You will receive further communication in order to confirm your request. Field trips are not fully confirmed until the Group Contract has been signed and returned, and payment has been arranged. Masks are required for all visitors age 3 and up, regardless of vaccination status. All chaperones on field trips are responsible for reminding students of this policy while on Museum property.

Any questions about field trips or booking can be emailed to education@bbcmkids.org or call 414-390-5437 ext 272.

Access and Sensory-Friendly Field Trips

Reduced admission opportunities are available for qualifying groups through our Access Field Trips:

Access Field Trip applicants can also request bus transportation subsidies.

Eligibility can be indicated within your reservation request.

Plan Your Visit

Payment
Payment must be received three weeks prior to the scheduled visit. All payments are non-refundable. The Museum accepts credit cards and checks. Full payment, and your complete signed contract, must be submitted to the Museum at least three weeks prior to your visit. Your group reservation is not officially accepted until your signed contract and your payment are received on or before the deadline. If a payment extension is needed, you may request one via email sent to education@bbcmkids.org. A request does not guarantee an extension will be granted, and the Museum reserves the right to decline payment extension requests.

Groups arriving at the Museum without a reservation will be charged based on the number of children in their group and will be issued a $30 late reservation fee.

Cancelations
Groups canceling 21 days or more in advance of their scheduled visit may apply their full payment toward a future visit scheduled within 12 months. Groups canceling fewer than 21 days in advance of their scheduled visit may apply 50% of their payment toward a future visit scheduled within 12 months. Groups canceling fewer than 21 days because of COVID-19 illness will be able to reschedule without penalty.

Please call 414-390-5437 ext. 272 to cancel or reschedule. Failure to return this contract and payment may result in a cancellation fee.

Chaperones
There is a requirement of one adult chaperone (18 years or older, identification may be required) for every five children. Chaperones include teachers, teacher aides and parents. Required chaperones are admitted free; additional adults are $12 each. Museum memberships may not be used for admission as part of a group visit.

The Museum requires chaperones to supervise children in their group at all times and ensure that their conduct complies with all Museum rules and policies governing appropriate behavior and health and safety protocols. The Museum reserves the right to ask groups to leave at any time, for any reason. Groups that are asked to leave will not receive a refund and may be subject to future restrictions.

Groups will be charged $15 for each missing chaperone. The Museum reserves the right to cancel a field trip if there is an insufficient number of chaperones.

Lunch Policy
Due to limited space, the Museum does not permit any groups to eat or drink on-site. This includes the exhibit areas, as well as the Atrium and entrance.

Late Arrivals
Please contact the Museum by calling 414-390-5437 if your group will be late. The Museum will make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but cannot guarantee that your group will receive additional time in the Museum beyond your scheduled visit.

Health and Safety

All chaperones, including teachers, aides, and parents, must abide by these rules. Chaperones are also responsible for reminding students in their group of these policies while in the Museum.

Request Your Reservation!

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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.