The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a premier educational resource for families in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Our mission is to inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences.
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Winter Break Schedule and Events
November 20, 2023
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Members
November 6, 2023
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Tina Quealy as Next CEO
September 11, 2023
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum helps families prepare for school year
August 17, 2023
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Needs a New Home
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 1, 2023
Northwestern Mutual donates almost $3 million to Milwaukee attractions
Milwaukee Business Journal
May 25, 2023
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Celebrates Spring Break with Spirit Week
March 27, 2023
About the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
The mission of Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) is to inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences. The Museum opened in 1995 and serves almost 200,000 visitors each year at its downtown Milwaukee location. BBCM is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to its interactive educational exhibits and programs designed to promote the social, emotional and intellectual growth of children from birth through age 10.
About Betty Brinn
The Museum is named in honor of Betty Brinn, a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages throughout Wisconsin. As an adult, Betty dedicated her life to helping underprivileged women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care. Her kindness affected many individuals, and her generosity and love of children continues to impact the city of Milwaukee. Betty passed away in 1992, but her legacy lives on through the thousands of children who learn and play in the Museum each year.
Executive Director Biography
Bring King is the CEO of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. He holds a juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Duke University. King joined the Museum in September 2019 with nearly 15 years of experience in education. He previously served as the head of Milwaukee Jewish Day School as well as its director of innovation, where he transformed the school’s educational model to a student-centered, hands-on learning approach. Prior to that role, King was a middle school social studies teacher at the school. In addition to his background as an educator and attorney, King has owned and operated Woodfashioned LLC, a digital fabrication business that tapped into his passions for maker culture, innovation and design.
Photo: Brian King, Executive Director