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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 Reopening May 20
April 5, 2021

First Stage and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announce New Collaboration
January 6, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Partners with TankThink as Production Site for Wes Tank’s “StoryRaps” Series
December 17, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Members
November 19, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Connect & Learn Grant for Schools Now Open
November 13, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announced as COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Recipient
November 6, 2o20

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Launches New Online Education Platform with a Global Reach for Children
October 1, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Combines Maker Experiences and Arts Education to Inspire Students Starting In-person Classes at Milwaukee Jewish Day School
September 8, 2020

Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Pursue an Alliance, Colocation
September 2, 2020

The typical field trip is not on their minds’: Museums, Zoo and First Stage pivot online to help teachers
August 31, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Member Dionne Grayson
July 23, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Launches Virtual Resources for Families with
Young Children during COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Temporarily Starting March 14
March 13, 2020

Recent News Coverage

Milwaukee’s Philanthropic Community
April 11, 2021

Virtual field trips thanks to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
February 22, 2021

Milwaukee cultural institutions launch virtual field trip portal
October 27, 2020

Betty Brinn pushes reopening into 2021, sticking with virtual programming
October 20, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum provides opportunities for hands-on learning through new online resource
WITI-TV
May 11, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offering virtual activities for children, families
WDJT-TV
April 15, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum introduces new ways to socialize, connect with others
WITI-TV
April 6, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum updates its mission, develops strategic plan
Milwaukee Business Journal
March 4, 2020

5 Reasons to See “Some Assembly Required”
Milwaukee Magazine
February 24, 2020

Trio of new museum leaders meet to learn, discuss future plans
Milwaukee Business Journal
January 16, 2020

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum unveils new traveling exhibit
WITI-TV
October 19, 2019

Innovation key for new Betty Brinn director Brian King
Milwaukee Business Journal
September 5, 2019

IMLS Announces $1.9 Million Investment in STEM, Making Education for Underserved Youth
Institute of Museum and Library Services
September 5, 2019

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 executive director 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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