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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 Camp Brinn
June 27, 2022

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Chair and Members
May 9, 2022

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Extended Hours of Operation
March 14, 2022

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Hours of Operation for 2022
January 10, 2022

Recent News Coverage

Betty Brinn’s annual fundraiser will include an appeal for mobile museum initiative
Milwaukee Business Journal
August 8, 2022

Milwaukee partners with Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to vaccinate kids at pop-up clinic
WUWM
July 12, 2022

Last summer, We Energies donated a truck to Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. This summer, it’s being used as a mobile museum.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 16, 2022

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum unveils new mobile museum experience
Milwaukee Business Journal
June 15, 2022

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum: New attractions, extended hours
FOX 6 Milwaukee
January 28, 2022

Betty Brinn CEO said temporary closure was the only decision possible
Milwaukee Business Journal
December 28, 2021

 

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

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